This Day in History: 1216-10-19

– On this day in 1216, King John of England, notorious for the signing of the Magna Carta, met his end at Newark Castle. Rumours suggest that a monk from Swineshead Abbey, resentful of the demands placed upon the abbey by the King, poisoned either a batch of pears or a pot of ale. This act of vengeance supposedly sealed not only King John’s fate but also the monk’s own. 🤫📜

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