In modern times, King John is best remembered for the part he played in signing the Magna Carta and for his more infamous reputation borne of the Robin Hood legends. Depicted in most media as a terribly incompetent king, historical accounts of his tumultuous reign have differed through the centuries: Tudor historians looked favourably on him, especially his willingness to oppose Rome and his assertion of the power of the monarchy. Later historians, particularly those of the Victorian and Modern eras, criticise his loss of critical territories for England, and his extremely incompetent management of his armies and resources.
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