Want to know where King John is set? Read on for all the details, and see each King John setting on the map below.
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 twenty-first 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. You can zoom in on the map for a more detailed view of an area, and click the icons on the map for more information. Text in the more info box are the specific locations Shakespeare references in his King John text: