JOHN, by the grace of God King of England, Lord of Ireland,

from Barons of King John of England – The Magna Carta on Rap Genius

Meaning

King John of England and his sovereign titles in Latin. Rex Angliae, Dominus Hiberniae, Dux Normanniae, et Dux Aquitaniae These titles were used by the King of England from 1199-1259, starting with John’s ascension to the throne in 1199 and ending with Henry III, when his sovereign titles were changed to Rex Angliae, Dominus Hiberniae et Dux Aquitaniae, or King of England, Lord of Ireland and Duke of Aquitaine. Over the years, the sovereign titles have changed almost as often as the Kings themselves, with the current sovereign titles, being used by Elizabeth II, as By the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of Her other Realms and Territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith.

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