What is another word for John Lackland?

4 synonyms found


[ d͡ʒˈɒn lˈaklənd], [ d‍ʒˈɒn lˈaklənd], [ dʒ_ˈɒ_n l_ˈa_k_l_ə_n_d]

John Lackland was a nickname given to King John of England in the early 13th century due to his inability to retain lands in France. Another synonym for John Lackland is "Softsword", aka Lanzamon, which referred to the king's supposed lack of military prowess. Some also referred to him as "Bad King John" due to his reputation as a cruel and ineffective ruler, while historians often call him "John the First". Interestingly, some scholars believe that the nickname "Lackland" may have been a reference to John's illegitimate birth status rather than his inability to hold onto land. Regardless, these synonyms all point to the various aspects of King John's controversial reign.

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What are the hypernyms for John lackland?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.
  • Other hypernyms:

    King Of England, british monarch, duke of normandy, lord of ireland, European sovereign, Lord of England, Medieval monarch, Plantagenet dynasty.

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