This lesson will really get your students to engage with evidence handling and to think like Historians. I am confident that the level of detail and precision in my resources is much stronger than you will find elsewhere (because of the amount of pride I take in my own historical research). During this series of activities students read through background information before siphoning through thirty-one detailed evidence cards about King John’s life ranging from his military defeats in France through to his love of bad wine and fondness for chewing his nails. Students place these two columns, positive and negative qualities and choose which cards are most significant and which to discard. I hope you enjoy this lesson as much as my students do! It is an excellent lesson in helping students comb through evidence to form historical interpretations.