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The Resource King John : treachery and tyranny in Medieval England : the road to Magna Carta, Marc Morris

King John : treachery and tyranny in Medieval England : the road to Magna Carta, Marc Morris

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King John : treachery and tyranny in Medieval England : the road to Magna Carta
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King John
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treachery and tyranny in Medieval England : the road to Magna Carta
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Marc Morris
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Treachery and tyranny in Medieval England : the road to Magna Carta
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eng
Summary
King John is familiar to everyone as the villain from the tales of Robin Hood{u2015}greedy, cowardly, despicable, and cruel. But who was the man behind the legend? Was he truly a monster, or a capable ruler cursed by bad luck? In this new book bestselling historian Marc Morris draws on contemporary chronicles and the king's own letters to bring the real King John vividly to life. John was dynamic, inventive and relentless, but also a figure with terrible flaws. In two interwoven stories, we see how he went from being a youngest son with limited prospects to the ruler of the greatest dominion in Europe, an empire that stretched from the Scottish border to the Pyrenees. His rise to power involved treachery, rebellion and murder. His reign saw oppression on an almost unprecedented scale: former friends hounded into exile and oblivion; Wales, Scotland and Ireland invaded; the greatest level of financial exploitation since the Norman Conquest. A quarrel with the pope led to the king being excommunicated and England being placed under Interdict. John's tyrannical rule climaxed in conspiracy and revolt, and his leading subjects famously forced him to issue Magna Carta, a document binding him and his successors to behave better in future. The king's rejection of the charter led to civil war and foreign invasion, bringing his life to a disastrous close. Authoritative and dramatic, Marc Morris's King John offers a compelling portrait of an extraordinary man, whose reign marked a momentous turning point in the history of Britain and Europe. 16 pages of color and B&W illustrations
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individual biography
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BTCTA
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  • illustrations
  • maps
  • genealogical tables
  • plates
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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King John : treachery and tyranny in Medieval England : the road to Magna Carta, Marc Morris
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Under attack 1203 -- The family empire 1120-1189 -- Refusing to rally 1204-1205 -- A pact from Hell 1189-1194 -- Stemming the tide 1205-1206 -- Our happy success 1194-1202 -- King versus Pope 1207-1208 -- A deed of shame 1202-1203 -- The enemy within? 1208-1210 -- Tyrannical will 1210-1212 -- The hermit's prophecy 1212-1213 -- Ready for battle 1213-1214 -- Runnymede 1214-1215 -- Fire and sword 1215-1216 -- Conclusion -- Magna Carta, 1215: a translation
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sky2ocm77712035
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition
Extent
xiv, 382 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781605988856
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unmediated
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rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations, maps, genealogical table
Label
King John : treachery and tyranny in Medieval England : the road to Magna Carta, Marc Morris
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Under attack 1203 -- The family empire 1120-1189 -- Refusing to rally 1204-1205 -- A pact from Hell 1189-1194 -- Stemming the tide 1205-1206 -- Our happy success 1194-1202 -- King versus Pope 1207-1208 -- A deed of shame 1202-1203 -- The enemy within? 1208-1210 -- Tyrannical will 1210-1212 -- The hermit's prophecy 1212-1213 -- Ready for battle 1213-1214 -- Runnymede 1214-1215 -- Fire and sword 1215-1216 -- Conclusion -- Magna Carta, 1215: a translation
Control code
sky2ocm77712035
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition
Extent
xiv, 382 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781605988856
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations, maps, genealogical table

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