King John: Treachery and Tyranny in Medieval England: The by Marc Morris

By Marc Morris

A rousing and authoritative new biography of the infamous King John, through Wall road magazine bestselling writer Marc Morris.

King John is a kind of old characters who wishes little within the method of creation. If readers are usually not already accustomed to him because the tyrant whose misgovernment gave upward push to Magna Carta, we keep in mind him because the villain within the tales of Robin Hood.

Formidable and crafty, but additionally merciless, lecherous, treacherous and untrusting. Twelve years into his reign, John used to be considered as a strong king in the British Isles. yet regardless of this big early good fortune, whilst he ultimately crosses to France to get better his misplaced empire, he meets with catastrophe. John returns domestic penniless to stand a tide of feedback approximately his unjust rule. the result's Magna Carta – a ground-breaking record in posterity, yet a valueless piece of parchment in 1215, because John had no goal of honoring it.

Like all nice tragedies, the area can simply be positioned to rights by means of the tyrant’s loss of life. John ultimately obliges at Newark fort in October 1216, loss of life of dysentery as a very good gale howls up the valley of the Trent.

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