King John: Treachery, Tyranny and the Road to Magna Carta

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The youngest son of Henry II, John (1166-1216) became king on the death of his brother, Richard I, in 1199. He inherited a vast and possibly ungovernable dominion, extending across the Angevin empire in France as well as England, Ireland and Wales. In this biography, Morris draws on contemporary sources to describe a tyrannical and murderous reign that saw the loss of the French lands, the rebellion of the English barons and, despite the signing of Magna Carta, civil war.

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Marc Morris is a bestselling historian and broadcaster, specialising in the Middle Ages. He studied and taught history at the universities of London and Oxford, and his doctorate on the thirteenth-century earls of Norfolk was published in 2005. In 2003 he presented the highly-acclaimed television series Castle, and wrote its accompanying book. His bestselling biography of Edward I, A Great and Terrible King, was published in 2008, with his widely-acclaimed history, The Norman Conquest, following in 2012.

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"Fine, timely... jaunty, authoritative... Morris has already proven himself as a 13th-century royal biographer - his study of Edward I is a modern classic. He is on form here, too. His split-chronology approach to John's life before and after the loss of Normandy highlights just how disastrous it was for the king's reign and reputation." -- DAN JONES Sunday Times "Outstanding ... This is by far the best book on the monarch's reign since W L Warren's trail-blazing biography, King John, written in 1961 - with the literary bravura of which Morris' book may not unfavourably be compared." BBC History Magazine "An excellent and sardonic new biography of King John. It will delight all who enjoyed his books on 1066 and Edward I." -- TOM HOLLAND "A masterpiece of historical writing... Morris is a wonderful storyteller" TLS "A riveting and timely portrait of an execrable king" -- Jessie Childs, author of God's Traitors

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