HyperDic: john_lackland

English > 1 sense of the expression John Lackland:
NOUNperson John Lackland, John, King Johnyoungest son of Henry II
English > John Lackland: 1 sense > noun 1, person
Meaningyoungest son of Henry II; King of England from 1199 to 1216; succeeded to the throne on the death of his brother Richard I; lost his French possessions; in 1215 John was compelled by the barons to sign the Magna Carta (1167-1216).
SynonymsJohn, King John
Instance ofKing of England, King of Great BritainThe sovereign ruler of England
Member ofPlantagenet, Plantagenet lineThe family name of a line of English kings that reigned from 1154 to 1485
CatalanJohn Lackland

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