Descendents of King John have reacted with fury after Gordon Brown beat the monarch in the semi-finals of the 'Britain's Worst Ever Leader' contest.
King John had expected an easy passage to the finals but the competition jury which included Imelda Marcos, Idi Amin and Barack Obama were swayed by Brown's complete dishonesty.
Speaking after the show, President Obama said: 'King John certainly appeared to have the advantage in overt acts of savagery.
'The imprisonment, torture of and murder of Arthur of Brittany for example, really did add sparkle to King John's case. He was of course, his nephew - pure class.
'But what he lacked was Brown's ability not only to destroy Britain socially and economically, but also do to it with such a series of barefaced lies.
'Look at this way - if you killed a swan in Kings John's day you'd be executed.
'Now Brown has flooded illegal immigrants into the country who sit around on river banks eating swans all day - you've got to give the man big credit for that.
'I'll certainly be learning from his work during the rest of my time in office.'
But John Lackland III, the only living relative of King John was unimpressed.
'My father was so hated they are still making films about him and Robin Hood today,' he fumed.
'Granted, Brown is the most loathed Prime Minister for the last 200 years or so - but where is his historical clout?'
Brown now goes on to face Edward II in the final, who was killed by having a red hot poker inserted into his anus because of his homosexual affair with the Texan Piers Galveston.
The prime minister will be hoping his choice of wife is sufficient evidence of his own sexual deviance to sway the judges.