John as Lord of Ireland (First Profile issue) - Moneyer: Roger

O’Brien Rare Coin Review: First coinage of John as Lord of Ireland (First Profile issue)

Introduction Prince John was the youngest of five sons of King Henry II of England and Eleanor of Aquitaine and was not expected to inherit significant lands – hence his nickname John Lackland. Following the failed rebellion of his elder brothers between 1173 and 1174, however, John became Henry’s favourite child. In 1173 John’s elder…