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the penultimate year of the reign of a king with the worst reputation of any in our history saw England engulfed by crisis Weakened by the loss of Normandy, King John faced insurrection by his disgruntled barons With the assistance of the Archbishop of Canterbury, they drew up a list of their demands In June, in a quiet Thames side water meadow, John attached his regal seal under oath to a charter that set limits on regal power In return, the barons renewed their vows of fealty Groundbreaking though Magna Carta was, it had scant immediate impact as England descended into civil war that would still be raging when John died the following year Dan Joness vivid account of the vicissitudes of feudal power politics and the workings of th century government is interwoven with a exploration of the lives of ordinary people how and where they worked, what they wore, what they ate, and what role the Church played in their lives Really easy read history book I m gullible for English history so all is good. More people need to buy this book In June 2015 my son was born and he got a free copy of Magna Carta when we registered him I think I was thrilled though I love Dan s style of writing which stampedes away from a traditional dry style of history History lives and Dan uses that so it s hard to put this book down, the way history should read.It was very helpful to get me into the mindset to write my own book Historical fiction but with real characters including King John.To Murder a King A Squire s Tale Book 1 Thanks Dan, keep em coming.