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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
Creator
Subject
Genre
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
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Church, S. D
Dewey number
  • 942'.033'092
  • 942.033092
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • John
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Biography
Label
King John : England, Magna Carta and the making of a tyrant, Stephen Church
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: London: Macmillan, 2015
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781447241959
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
Unabridged edition.
Extent
456 pages
Isbn
9781447241959
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
King John : England, Magna Carta and the making of a tyrant, Stephen Church
Publication
Note
Originally published: London: Macmillan, 2015
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781447241959
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
Unabridged edition.
Extent
456 pages
Isbn
9781447241959
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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