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The Resource King John : England, Magna Carta and the making of a tyrant, Stephen Church

King John : England, Magna Carta and the making of a tyrant, Stephen Church

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King John : England, Magna Carta and the making of a tyrant
Title
King John
Title remainder
England, Magna Carta and the making of a tyrant
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Church
Title variation
England, Magna Carta and the making of a tyrant
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
No English king has suffered a worse press than King John: but how to disentangle legend and reality? The youngest of the five sons of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine, the empire builders of the Angevin dynasty, John had small hope of securing any significant inheritance. Then, in 1199, on the death of his older brother Richard, John took possession of the vast Angevin lands in England and on the continent. But by his death in 1216, he had lost almost all that he inherited, and had come perilously close to losing his English kingdom, too. Drawing on thousands of contemporary sources, Stephen Church tells John's story - from boyhood and the succession crises of his early adulthood, to accession, rebellion and civil war. In doing so, he reveals exactly why John's reign went so disastrously wrong and how John's failure led to the great cornerstone of Britain's constitution: Magna Carta. Vivid and authoritative, this is history at its visceral best
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
AU@
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Church, Stephen
Dewey number
942.033
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • genealogical tables
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • John
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
Label
King John : England, Magna Carta and the making of a tyrant, Stephen Church
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Contents
One.Lackland -- Two.Ireland, 1185 -- Three.Brother in Arms -- Four.Troublesome Brother -- Five.Winner Takes All -- Six.Retreat to the Citadel -- Seven.Inside the Citadel -- Eight.The Citadel under Siege -- Nine.Lord of the British Isles -- Ten.The Enemy at the Gate -- Eleven.The Garrison Turns on its Leader -- Twelve.The Walls Breached
Control code
000054464724
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxxi, 333 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780230772458
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, genealogical tables
System control number
(OCoLC)904736192
Label
King John : England, Magna Carta and the making of a tyrant, Stephen Church
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Contents
One.Lackland -- Two.Ireland, 1185 -- Three.Brother in Arms -- Four.Troublesome Brother -- Five.Winner Takes All -- Six.Retreat to the Citadel -- Seven.Inside the Citadel -- Eight.The Citadel under Siege -- Nine.Lord of the British Isles -- Ten.The Enemy at the Gate -- Eleven.The Garrison Turns on its Leader -- Twelve.The Walls Breached
Control code
000054464724
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxxi, 333 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780230772458
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, genealogical tables
System control number
(OCoLC)904736192

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