Editor says, what if King John had been raised in France by his mother? Please note that the opinions expressed in this post do not necessarily reflect the views of the author(s). This article is part of the Politicians thread.
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Editor says, in reality John was passed from Eleanor into the care of a wet nurse shortly after his birth (a traditional practice for medieval noble families). Eleanor then left for Poitiers, the capital of Aquitaine. These contemporary references from Stubbs and Bradbury are intended to re-evaluate the traditional view of John as the villian of the piece. Editorial comments are entered in [light green] typeface.