Want to know where King John is set? Shakespeare’s King John play is set in thirteenth century England during the reign of King John, although in actual history the events depicted occurred a century later. The action takes place in rural England and Angier in France – in palaces and on battlefields. It is interesting that looking at the play in the 21st century it’s quite postmodern in that it presents history and what have always seemed its significant events as haphazard mistakes and inconsequential, random actions.
The map below shows all the locations Shakespeare used for King John , and below the map is a text list of the locations. When you click a pin on the map it opens to show all of the settings used within the location, using Shakespeare actual wording. You can zoom in on the map for a more detailed view of an area, click the icons on the map for more information, or use the list of all map pins below the King John settings map: