Re: KingJohnIV Requests Forum Username Change to KingJohnVI or Verification
Date: September 24, 2009 05:45PM
Thanks for the welcome... I like the name because my name is John. Interestingly though there were two John VIs, one John VI Kantakouzenos was the Emperor of the Byzantine Empire, the other, the King of Portugal. Both were wholly unsuccessful in their reigns. The Emperor of the Byzantine Empire could not afford his troops, saw the entrance of the Ottomans for the first time into Europe, and ended his reign by being hated for his over taxation and overthrown by a rival successor to the throne. King John VI of Portugal was equally unsuccessful, residing in the Portuguese provinces in Brazil for much of his reign while rebellion stirred at home. When the rebellion finally succeeded he returned only to ratify the new constitution. Meanwhile, his son declared independence for Brazil. He died hoping Portugal and Brazil would be reunified under a dual monarchy Federation. He was wrong. So was King Richard more successful? Probably.
But here's the thing, I am not here to relive history, I am here to reinvent it. So now I embark on a journey to make King John VI a name to be feared and respected. :)
- King John VI