The John Muir Lodge at Grant Grove Village was built in 1998. The lodge itself is a two-story building with interior hallways and is similar in style and layout to a modern mid-range hotel. The rooms were remodeled in early 2015 and sound-proofing was added at that time. (It was much needed!) Most of the rooms have 2 queen beds, some have a king and a sleeper sofa. Rooms are carpeted, heated, have a coffee maker, flat screen tv, iron, ironing board, and a private bath with combo tub/shower. Heat is electric baseboard heaters (no fan.) No A/C, just open the window, it cools down nicely most nights. I like to take a small portable fan with me. The lodge building has a large lobby with a fireplace and wireless Internet. Several porches with chairs and rockers make comfortable places to hang out in the evenings. The virtual tour and photo out-takes have lots of photos of the John Muir Lodge both inside and out. Also you may want to read my article/review of the John Muir Lodge at the website.
John was nicknamed Lackland, probably because, as the youngest of Henry II's five sons, it was difficult to find a portion of his father's French possessions for him to inherit. He was acting king from 1189 during his brother Richard the Lion-Heart's absence on the Third Crusade. The legend of Robin Hood dates from this time in which John is portrayed as Bad King John. He was involved in intrigues against his absent brother, but became king in 1199 when Richard was killed in battle in France.
In the end, Shakespeare draws John as a character his audience would have accepted—a king with recognizably human failings as a ruler. While the story is decidedly less epic than others of its ilk, it does perhaps make for a more realistic representation of the capricious politics of John's reign. Shakespeare certainly used the same dramatic license observable in Hollywood movies to this day. History is used when it serves the story and altered whenever necessary to fit the plot. may be less propaganda than , for instance, but it is nevertheless still fiction based upon history.
His repressive policies and ruthless taxation to fund the warin France brought him into conflict with his barons which became known as the Barons War. In 1215 rebel baron leaders marched on London where they were welcomed by an increasing band of defectors from Johns royalist supporters. Their demands were drawn up in a document which became the known as the Magna Carta. John sort peace and met them at Runnymede where on 15th June 1215 he agreed to their demands and sealed the Magna Carta. It was a remarkable document which set limits on the powers of the king, laid out the feudal obligations of the barons, confirmed the liberties of the Church, and granted rights to all freemen of the realm and their heirs for ever. It was the first written constitution.
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Most of his reign was dominated by war with France. Following the peace treaty of Le Goulet there was a brief peace, but fighting resumed again in 1202. John had lost Normandy and almost all the other English possessions in France to Philip II of France by 1204. He spent the next decade trying to regain these without success and was finally defeated by Philip Augustus at the Battle of Bouvines in 1214. He was also in conflict with the Church. In 1205 he disputed the pope's choice of Stephen Langton as archbishop of Canterbury, and Pope Innocent III placed England under an interdict, suspending all religious services, including baptisms, marriages, and burials. John retaliated by seizing church revenues, and in 1209 was excommunicated. Eventually, John submitted, accepting the papal nominee, and agreed to hold the kingdom as a fief of the papacy; an annual monetary tribute was paid to the popes for the next 150 years by successive English monarchs.
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Look at this list of names: Donald Glover as Simba, Beyonce Knowles-Carter as Nala, James Earl Jones reprising his role as Mufasa, Chietwel Ejiofor as Scar, Alfre Woodard as Sarabi, John Oliver as Zazu, John Kane as Rafiki, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa, Billy Eichner as Timon, Eric Andre as Azizi, Florence Karumba as Shenzi, and Keegan-Michael Key as Kamari. Look, I’m as skeptical as anyone when it comes to a “live-action” remake of The Lion King, but all of those names in one cast list is more than enough get me interested.