Newborn Prince Louis shares his name with a controversial king

May 3, 2018

According to the Catholic Herald:

…England was once ruled by a King Louis. After King John had gone back on all his promises made to the barons in 1215, …a number of them had invited the king of France’s son Louis to become king… While John was in the north Louis arrived in Kent unopposed and at St Paul’s was proclaimed king, had the backing of most of the barons and controlled two-thirds of the country.

However, King John then died of dysentery and entrusted the great knight William Marshal to defend his nine-year-old son Henry… Marshal defeated the French and their English supporters…

To read the entire article in the Catholic Herald, please click here.

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