King John (1166-1216), also known as John Lackland, was King of England between 1199 and his death in 1216. Under his reign he was forced by his barons to sign a “charter of liberties” known as Magna Carta in 1215 which became a foundation stone of Anglo-American law in subsequent centuries.
Theodore Plucknett (1897-1965) was an English legal historian. In 1923 he was appointed by Roscoe Pound as professor of legal history at Harvard Law School where he remained until 1931. He was then appointed to the first chair of Legal History at the London where he remained until his retirement in 1963.
King David was the most powerful king of biblical Israel who ruled from 1010 BC to 970 BC. He expanded the size of his kingdom, created a unitary state, and chose Jerusalem as the new capital city. David was also a gifted poet.