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Bad King John: The Life & Reign of the Magna Carta Tyrant
 

Bad King John: The Life & Reign of the Magna Carta Tyrant (Hardback)

By McGlynn, Sean

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'Bad' King John has the unenviable widespread reputation of being the worst king ever to sit on the throne of England. While many historians have tried to portray the king in a more positive light, Sean McGlynn shows that John's reputation for evil and incompetence is well deserv...ed and founded on clear evidence. Here was a king who lost an empire, murdered his young nephew, starved a political opponent's wife and son to death, fled from battle, preyed on the wives and daughters of the great barons and ended his reign in 1216 with London and half of England under the control of a French invasion force. Sean McGlynn's new and original research also shows for the first time how these troubled times saw the emergence of a popular hero who is the most likely real-life inspiration for the Robin Hood stories. John's reign was one of high drama, personal intrigue, cruel violence and constant warfare that led to open rebellion against his rule and resulted in June 1215 in the most famous document in English history, Magna Carta, the 800th anniversary of which is being celebrated this year.
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ISBN 9781445632766
Released AU 15 May 2020
Publisher Amberley Publishing
Format Hardback
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Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 15 May 2020

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ISBN-13 9781445632766
Stock Available
Status Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 15 May 2020
Publisher Amberley Publishing
Imprint Amberley Publishing
Released 15 May 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By McGlynn, Sean
Category World History: C 500 To C 1500
British & Irish History
Number of Pages 360
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 30mm
Dewey Code 942.033
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Regional History
ONIX Text General/trade

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