King John, Magna Carta and the First Barons' War

Video podcast series by History Hub, Royal Holloway, University of London

Published: 28th August 2019

King John, Magna Carta and the First Barons' War

In this series of videos, produced by Royal Holloway, University of London, students and staff explore the history of King John's reign and the factors that led to the sealing of Magna Carta at Runnymede and the First Barons' War. In addition, this playlist also contains videos looking specifically at John's relationship with the Pope; the measures of success for medieval kings, and where John fell short; quickfire videos looking at the grievances behind key clauses of Magna Carta; and, importantly, what happened next. Note: click the icon in the top right corner to see the complete playlist.