Study an extract from the Chronicles of the Mayors of London 1215
We need to consider why King John faces rebellion? Why don’t you start by exploring the document and reading the transcript...
A.D. 1215. Sheriffs.: Andrew Nevelun,; John Travers,
In this year landed Louis, son of Philip, King of France, whom the barons of England invited to their aid against the before-named King John; which Louis laid siege to the Castle of Dover. In the same year, William Hardel was made Mayor of London
I thought that this document was useful in showing how hostile the situation had become with the barons allying with Louis, son of the king of France, against John.
Extract from the Chronicles of the Mayors of London 1215
London Metropolitan Archives
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Which castle has Louis laid siege to?
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That's correct! Well done! It was Dover Castle!
Why does King John face rebellion?
Is King John responsible for the rebellion?
Are the barons responsible for the rebellion?
It is the view of this chronicle that the great rebellion of 1215 has come about for the following reasons...
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