Wednesday, December 1, 2010
John I "Lackland", King of England - George Washington's 15 and 17th Great-Grandfather
John I "Lackland", King of England was the son of King Henry II "Curtmantle" and Eleanore of Aquitaine. He was George Washington's 15 and 17th great grandfather. He was King of England when the barons forced him to sign the Magna Carta. Not only is George Washington descended from John "Lackland", but he is also descended from many of the Magna Carta surety barons. He married Isabella de Taillefer.