King John

William Shakespeare

390px|The death of King John, in an 1865 production of the play at the Drury Lane Theatre, LondonThe Life and Death of King John, a history play by William Shakespeare, dramatises the reign of John, King of England (ruled 1199–1216), son of HenryII of England and Eleanor of Aquitaine and father of HenryIII of England. It is believed to have been written in the mid-1590s but was not published until it appeared in the First Folio in 1623. __TOC__