WHY DID JOHN LOSE NORMANDY WHAT WAS THE IMPACT?

WHY DID JOHN LOSE NORMANDY AND WHAT WERE THE EFFECTS OF THIS LOSS?

  • One explanation was that he was a poor soldier and evidence for this comes from his decision to negotiate peace at Le Goulet rather than fight on
  • His failure to support his castellans in 1204 led to the collapse of his power in Normandy
  • John did not return to England to do nothing, he undertook preperations for the defence of normandy but was simply overtaken by the speed at which Philip captured strategic points
  • John lacked the character to put up a sustained defence and he had become paranoid in his fears that he was surrounded by treachery after his disposal of Arthur

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WHY DID JOHN LOSE NORMANDY WHAT WAS THE IMPACT?

WHY DID JOHN LOSE NORMANDY AND WHAT WERE THE EFFECTS OF THIS LOSS?

  • One explanation was that he was a poor soldier and evidence for this comes from his decision to negotiate peace at Le Goulet rather than fight on
  • His failure to support his castellans in 1204 led to the collapse of his power in Normandy
  • John did not return to England to do nothing, he undertook preperations for the defence of normandy but was simply overtaken by the speed at which Philip captured strategic points
  • John lacked the character to put up a sustained defence and he had become paranoid in his fears that he was surrounded by treachery after his disposal of Arthur

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