A group of barons rose against King John and changed history. The King continued to demand higher taxes to pay for the loss of land and people in the war against France. He wanted to recoup his losses with a fresh army. The Barons did not agree with the King’s actions. They resisted by refusing to hand over the money or men. They gathered an army to fight The archbishop helped negotiate the Magna Carta. The treaty was the first that allowed a King to keep his authority with the consent of his people.
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