Comment 75494

By simonge (registered) | Posted March 27, 2012 at 23:52:20

When the Magna Carta was first signed in 1215, King John was on the throne. He is widely considered one of the worst monarchs in British history. He inherited an empty treasury from his brother, Richard the Lionheart, who was absent for most of his reign on crusade and being held hostage. John was an efficient administrator who alienated the nobility by being very good at collecting taxes. The irony, is that by today standards he would be seen as an effective leader and could easily be Minister of Finance in our government of the day. Maybe we could name the promenade after him?

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