Hey! A female gunslinger in a spaghetti western. What could I, author of a book with a female highway-person in a swashbuckling adventure novel, find interesting about that? Wait-- Is that Russell Crowe??
So, how much similarity is there between the real life King John and the petulant, moustache-twirling, cartoonish villain of pop culture? I'm so glad you asked.
This trend in books and movies of clever and brave heroines with agency in their own stories is a real problem for people who prefer the good old days when a woman kept house until she fell in love with a handsome prince and got married.