A Christmas Gift? A Historic Date

On Christmas Eve in 1166 at Oxford, Eleanor of Aquitaine gave birth to the child who would become the youngest surviving child of her marriage to Henry II of England: John Plantagenet, future King of England. 

King John of England, by Unknown artist, oil on panel, 1590-1610 – National Portrait Gallery, NPG 4980(5)

 

Claude Rains as Prince John in The Adventures of Robin Hood (with Errol Flynn)

Oscar Isaac as John in Robin Hood

 

 

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