Returning power to the 99% …

if they want it!

The Problem

King John (1166–1216) was proclaimed King of England in 1199 and along with this title came lands in France. It was said that John had dangerous personality traits that exuded spitefulness and cruelty, evidenced in his mistreatment of French nobles that eventually resulted in the loss of these lands.

His subsequent failed attempts to regain them through continuous warfare resulted in his growing abuse of his subjects from the high taxation and futile loss of human life his obsession caused. Many of his nobles became increasingly discontent with this tyranny as he began imposing new taxes without their prior agreement, breaking with feudal law and customs of the times and bringing the country to its knees. At the same time he also succeeded in angering the Roman Catholic Church and was excommunicated by the Pope in 1209.

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