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Wikipedia: King John
King John
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King John is one of Shakespeare's history plays. The play details the history of Richard the Lionhearted's younger brother, King John of England.

The play opens with a demand from the French King that King John abdicate in favor of his elder brother, Geffery's son, Arthur. The five acts follow a dizzying change of alliances, Papal excommunication and subsequent acceptance, and ends finally with King John's death at the hands of a monk.

Throughout the play, a character known as "The Bastard" delivers a commentary on nobility, "commodity" and English sovereignty.


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