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KING JOHN. The foundation of Shakespeare's play is an anonymous work in two parts, entitled "The Troublesome Raigne of John, Bang of England, with the discourie of King Richard Cordelions Base Sonne (vulgarly named the Bastard ...
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KING JOHN. The foundation of Shakespeare's play is an anonymous work in two parts, entitled "The Troublesome Raigne of John, Bang of England, with the discourie of King Richard Cordelions Base Sonne (vulgarly named the Bastard Fauconbridge). Also the Death of King John at Swinsted Abbey. As it was (sundry times) publikely acted by the Queenes Maisties Players, in the honourable Citie of London. Imprinted at London for Sampson Clarke, and are to be solde at his shop, on the back side of the Royall Exchange. 1591. 4o." This play was reprinted in 1611, with the initials W. Sh. upon its title page ; but it is conceded on all hands that this was a publisher's trick, and not an acknowledgment of the poet's authorship. Shakespeare's play was published about 1596, in quarto; was mentioned by Francis Meres, in his "Wit's Treasury" (1598), and was included in the first Folio of 1623, among the " Histories." CHRONOLOGY OP KING JOHN. 1199. John crowned at Westminster, May 27. Arthur Plan- tagenet (lineal heir), Duke of Bretagne, asks assistance of Philip of France to maintain his rights over the French provinces. John enters France with an army to enforce the English claim. 1200. By agreement between John and Philip, Lewis the Dauphin and Blanche of Castile (John's niece) are married, and a satisfactory division of the provinces in dispute is made, Arthur retaining Brittany. 1202. Philip breaks this treaty. "War resumed. Arthur taken prisoner by John. 1203. Arthur dies under suspicious circumstances at Rouen. 1204. All Normandy lost to John and united with the crown of France. 1205-7. In the election of an Archbishop of Canterbury, Pope Innocent insisted upon his right to nominate Stephen Lang- ton. John defies the Pope, maintaining his own supreme right of nomin...
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KING JOHN. The foundation of Shakespeare's play is an anonymous work in two parts, entitled "The Troublesome Raigne of John, Bang of England, with the discourie of King Richard Cordelions Base Sonne (vulgarly named the Bastard Fauconbridge). Also the Death of King John at Swinsted Abbey. As it was (sundry times) publikely acted by the Queenes Maisties Players, in the honourable Citie of London. Imprinted at London for Sampson Clarke, and are to be solde at his shop, on the back side of the Royall Exchange. 1591. 4o." This play was reprinted in 1611, with the initials W. Sh. upon its title page ; but it is conceded on all hands that this was a publisher's trick, and not an acknowledgment of the poet's authorship. Shakespeare's play was published about 1596, in quarto; was mentioned by Francis Meres, in his "Wit's Treasury" (1598), and was included in the first Folio of 1623, among the " Histories." CHRONOLOGY OP KING JOHN. 1199. John crowned at Westminster, May 27. Arthur Plan- tagenet (lineal heir), Duke of Bretagne, asks assistance of Philip of France to maintain his rights over the French provinces. John enters France with an army to enforce the English claim. 1200. By agreement between John and Philip, Lewis the Dauphin and Blanche of Castile (John's niece) are married, and a satisfactory division of the provinces in dispute is made, Arthur retaining Brittany. 1202. Philip breaks this treaty. "War resumed. Arthur taken prisoner by John. 1203. Arthur dies under suspicious circumstances at Rouen. 1204. All Normandy lost to John and united with the crown of France. 1205-7. In the election of an Archbishop of Canterbury, Pope Innocent insisted upon his right to nominate StephenLang- ton. John defies the Pope, maintaining his own supreme right of nomin...
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