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King John's evil counsellorslocked

(act. 1208–1214)
  • Nicholas Vincent


King John's evil counsellors (act. 1208–1214), were a group of thirty-two courtiers first defined by the chronicler Roger of Wendover, who describes them in his chronicle entry for 1211 not just as 'evil', but in the superlative, as 'most wicked counsellors' (consiliarios iniquissimos...

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