- Aug 2014
Richard was king for ten years and spent less than six months in England, and most of that was for his coronation. To him, England was nothing but a piggy bank to fund his campaigns on the continent. He ended up bankrupting the country.Richard was at the time considered to the very model of what a King should be, even today many historians have a very high opinion of him.
John on the other hand is generally considered a bloody awful King.
John was left to try and clean up the mess that his brother left. He was the first king to put the interests of England ahead of his continental interests.