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1215 The Year of Magna Carta

Danziger, Danny & John Gillingham

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ISBN 10: 0743257731 / ISBN 13: 9780743257732
Published by Touchstone, New York, 2004
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Title: 1215 The Year of Magna Carta

Publisher: Touchstone, New York

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First American Edition.

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A few years ago Danny Danziger wrote a popular book about what life was like during the year AD 1000, a year of great psychological significance for much of Europe's population. Now, with the help of John Gillingham, he directes his attention to a milestone year in English history, 1215, a year which saw the transformation of England's monarchy, government and legal system all due to King John's signing of the Magna Carta. Each chapter adopts a theme, such as the castle, the countryside, town, school, tournaments and battles, King John, the English, the Church, Christianity, the wider world, and the reasons for the Magna Carta, to look at how rich and poor lived their lives and how they viewed their changing world. As one would expect, the text is approachable, full of interesting facts and complemented by extracts from all manner of texts.

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John Gillingham is emeritus professor of history at the London School of Economics.

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