King John the Good, ca.

Oil on canvas on Panel 59 x 37 cm

Paris, Louvre






JohntheGood.jpg (121620 bytes) John the Good (1350-1364)  was hardly good for France.  He and his army were defeated at the Battle of  Poitiers (1356).  Even worse he made one last, futile charge against the English and was captured.  See Lecture Eight.