• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Was King John an evil king?

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

25th April Essay: Was king john an evil king? There are different opinions about whether King John was an evil king or not. Some people look differently at evidence to try and figure out what he did to help answer this question - was King John an evil king? However I am going to tell you about two sides of the debate and see what I can find out from the evidence. Some people believe that John was an evil man. ...read more.

Middle

On top of this, a statement says ?Hell itself is made more horrible by King John.? When John became King the people feared him as he treated them badly, lost wars and made life a misery. Other pieces of evidence suggest the same thing, meaning this point is very strong. Other people, on the other hand, have suggested that King John was a commendable King. An extract from a textbook says, ? John made sure that justice was being done in the courts and mercy was given to widows and orphans who had done ...read more.

Conclusion

In conclusion, I think it is right to call King John an evil King because, even though we are not certain, the evidence to say he was a good king still implies that we have good reason to believe that it was partly made up. There again nobody knows for sure whether he was an incapable king: especially evidence from when the event actually happened as people may have hated him and made it up. Thank you for reading my essay. What do you think about King John? ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE History Projects section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE History Projects essays

  1. Was John a bad king? From 1199 to 1216 John was King of England. ...

    Money problems paid a part in John's reign and they certainly did not help his cause. Wars cost and when John fought in France he was using lots of money to buy soldiers and weapons. This meant John had to raise taxes and the money paid when inheriting land.

  2. Martin luther king

    to a white person at the front of the bus which was illegal. The consequence of this was that she got arrested, but after that, blacks refused to use the busses. When they did this the bus company lost 65% of there money so therefore a law was introduced so

  1. Discussing John Fitzgerald Kennedy.

    true although in some instance I think he may have exaggerated the truth, "a shot came right past my left ear". 5. Lee Harvey Oswald was arrested in connection to the murder of JFK, But was Oswald the assassin? Did he act alone or were others involved?

  2. Death of King Charles

    The king did many wrong things and for this he needed to be punished. Info on the civil war The civil war lasted for 7 years between 1642 and 1649The first war of the civil war was at edge hill in 1642.The king thought He had won the war but he hadn't because Oliver and his crew ran away.

  1. Why is John F Kennedy such a famous and controversial figure in history?

    As soon as John F Kennedy was in the Whitehouse he set about trying to hire a hitman in Cuba to get rid of the leader of Cuba, Fidel Castro. He also sponsored other assassination attempts including sending him exploding cigars.

  2. What Brought About the Signing of the Magna Carta and What Does This Tell ...

    When at the Court, they were treated like royalty, but if the Baron does not pay up, the King executes their son and strips the Baron of his knighthood. Kings had to work with Church leaders, not against them. In 1207 the job of Archbishop of Canterbury was vacant.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work