Perceptions of King John in the 17th century
This activity aims to examine perceptions of King John with a focus on two particular sources from the 16th century: Actes and Monuments by John Foxe and Shakespeare’s King John.
Key questions in this lesson:
- How has King John been remembered?
- Who was John Foxe?
- What impression does Shakespeare give of King John? How similar/different is it to that of John Foxe? How might we explain any differences of opinion?