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"The April rain, the April rain,
Comes slanting down in fitful showers,
Then from the furrow shoots the grain,
And banks are fledged with nestling flowers;
And in grey shawl and woodland bowers
The cuckoo through the April rain
Calls once again."

Mathilde Blind, April Rain
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  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 31,027 mod
    Richard the Lionheart, brother of the unpopular King John Richard was a commander during the Third Crusade. He led the campaign after the departure of Philip II of France and won considerable victories against Saladin, although he did not succeed in retaking Jerusalem. He was king for 10 years before his death in 1199. Although seen as a hero, he used the country mainly to fund his armies. On the other hand, though John was much less popular, his Magna Carta was highly significant in that it was an early step in the evolution of the constitution of the United Kingdom.


  • jackelliotjackelliot Posts: 814 OTT
    @mheredge thank you
  • Practical_SeverardPractical_Severard Posts: 890 ✭✭✭
    > @mheredge said:
    > Richard the Lionheart, brother of the unpopular King John Richard
    I watched a TV programme about the both. They said King Richard spent few time in England and was attached much more to Aquitaine.

    >>On the other hand, though John was much less popular, his Magna Carta was highly significant in that it was an early step in the evolution of the constitution of the United Kingdom.
    He can hardly be credited for it: his barons forced him to sign it, that wasn't a voluntary act.
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