How Did King John Influence England

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Signing of the Magna Carta Imagine if the Magna Carta didn’t get signed by King John. On June 15, 1215, King John signed the Magna Carta in Runnymede. King John agreed to 63 articles that forced the king to give more power to the barons and peasants. The Magna Carta had a huge impact on the order of England due to the significant hatred of King John, increased rights for barons, and the increased importance of peasants. Consequently, the hatred of King John was a contributor to the impact in the order of England. King John did not have many allies. King John was ruthless, “like his father John developed a reputation for violent rages…. John’s nephew was murdered many believed John killed him”(11). The violent acts he did made people think that he was a violent person, and wondered what he would do to get to the top. Thus, people were less loyal to him and had more of a change of rebellion, and outbreaks. The greediness of King John was a problem that concerned his followers. King John focus was land, “he suffered a military defeat in an attempt to get back territory”(11 ). Wars had made his kingdom lose money, and people in battles. Loss of money led to King John taxing all the people more, affecting the economy and his people's wellbeing. Prior to the Magna Carta king, John had all the power. King John’s…show more content…
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