King John.

King John
Was King John a Good or Bad King?


An investigation into the reign of one of England's most controversial monarchs.

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This lesson is designed for students who have already studied some aspects of King John's reign. If you haven't it is strongly recommended that you make regular use of the sites suggested on the Links page.

Learning Outcomes

Most students will understand that King John's reign can be viewed in different ways and will identify bias within sources. They may also offer an evaluation of John's reign based on provided evidence.

Some students will progress quickly and go on to explain how interpretations have been developed by historians, they may be beginning to analyse the successes and failures of King John and may have incorporated evidence that they have gathered from other sources within extended responses to questions.

Some students will progress less quickly and will identify and briefly describe events from John's reign.

Notes for Teachers - Links to sites about King John