Tuesday, May 15, 2018

King Louis of England

From The Catholic Herald:
...It’s little known that England was once ruled by a King Louis. After King John had gone back on all his promises made to the barons in 1215 (an agreement later known as Magna Carta) a number of them had invited the king of France’s son Louis to become king, who claimed the throne through his wife, a granddaughter of Henry II. While John was in the north Louis arrived in Kent unopposed and at St Paul’s was proclaimed king, had the backing of most of the barons and controlled two-thirds of the country.

However, King John then died of dysentery and entrusted the great knight William Marshal to defend his nine-year-old son Henry and the now septuagenarian regent promised to carry the boy on his shoulders. People thought it unfair to blame the young boy for his father’s sins and besides which the French in London had made themselves unpopular, and as John Gillingham put it, “done nothing except drink all the wine in the city and then complain about the ale” when that ran out. Marshal defeated the French and their English supporters, and ‘King Louis’ was wiped from the historical record. (You can read all about this in 1215 and All That.) (Read more.)

1 comment:

julygirl said...

It has become obvious that there are 2 standards of acceptability by the news media and the 'Resistance", (1) Anything done by the former Obama Administration as well as Hillary Clinton is considered acceptable, and (2) Anything done by the President and members of the White House Staff is demonized even if it is good for our Country.