Was I feeling alone! Hello Melodeon. The one-time Head of the school where I teach used to say that John was the worst king we ever had, and I used to sit there thinking Richard, Richard, Richard.
Has anyone wondered about the loss of the treasure in the Wash? There he was, attempting to raise an army against the French, with the possibility of doing so with Scandinavians, in the part of the country which still remembered Hereward the Wake, and no-one can recover really heavy stuff when the tide goes out. And it has never been found. I don't believe it. I smell politics. Call me a conspiracy theorist, but I don't believe it's that easy to lose a wagon train in shallow water, or even mud.