Where history happened: King John and the French invasion

Sean McGlynn discusses nine places related to an often forgotten assault on England and its much-maligned monarch in 1216

Newark Castle flanked by the river Trent. To say that King John's death here in 1216 was little-lamented is something of an understatement. "With John's foul deeds all England is stinking, as does hell, to which he is now sinking," wrote the chronicler Matthew Paris. (Getty Images)

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