What county is Kings Lynn?
The city of King’s Lynn belongs to the England Nation, the Norfolk County and the King’s Lynn and West Norfolk district. King’s Lynn is a very important town in Norfolk, it is located very close to the estuary, on the banks of the Great Ouse one of the main rivers of England. This city has a very rich maritime past since it was a very important port in the Middle Ages, which we discovered while walking there.
We went there during the week, at the very beginning of September. I imagine that in normal times (excluding Covid-19) this city must be very touristy and crowded, but not on this day. It was very nice to have been able to enjoy the city like this.
John was the 5th and last son of King Henry II of England and Eleanor of Aquitaine, called “John without land” nothing that suggested that he would one day be in power. However, he became king in 1199 and had to quickly face the rise of the Plantagenet Empire supported by the King of France Philip II.
King John raised taxes so much that he was perceived as a tyrannical despot, by the people as well as by the English barons; to the point of giving birth to a civil war (from 1215 to 1217) in the country. He died shortly after of dysentery, and kept this image of a despised king.
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