Mammoth Memory

John – 1199

John – John (the Baptist) – only one of them

199 = t p p = white paper

King John 1199 date of accession, kings and queens of Britain, how to remember, mnemonic pictures 

John the Baptist baptised white paper to be used as the Magna Carta (King John was the monarch who signed the Magna Carta).

NOTE: For this one king, we have not followed the usual format of taking the first letter of the name and the accompanying number to make a word. The reason is that J (for John) would clash with James 1 and James II. As John is the only king of this name, and as John the Baptist creates such a vivid image, we have used John’s full name here.

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