Sunday May 31, 2020

Wines fit for a king

King John has long been painted as one of English history’s pantomime villains, but he was also the man who founded St-Émilion

11th September, 2016
St-Émilion: a politically-created wine city established by an English king to undermine the French Pic: Istock

Limerick, Robin Hood, Magna Carta and the wines of St-Émilion – one man is central to all four of these things, but he never gets the credit. In fact, he has been painted as one of history’s greatest villains for almost 500 years.

Today, on behalf of King John, founder of the castle at Limerick, signatory of Magna Carta and the alleged evil king in league with the Sheriff of Nottingham to...

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