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A rousing and authoritative new biography of the notorious King John, by Wall Street Journal bestselling author Marc Morris.King John is familiar to everyone as the villain from the tales of Robin Hood―greedy, cowardly, despicable, and cruel. But who was the man behind the legend? Was he truly a monster, or a capable ruler cursed by bad luck? In this new book bestselling historian Marc Morris draws on contemporary chronicles and the king's own letters to bring the real King John vividly to life.
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Marc Morris is a historian and broadcaster specializing in the Middle Ages. He is the author of A Great and Terrible King, King John, and the Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling The Norman Conquest. He lives in England.Review:
“In lively, cultured prose, English historian Morris (The Norman Conquest) investigates the complex road taken by 'Bad King John' to the signing of the Magna Carta in June of 1215. Full of fascinating details, with the added bonus of a translation of the full Magna Carta.”
- Publishers Weekly
- Library Journal
“A traditional politics-and-war biography: a relentless succession of intrigues, quarrels, battles, sieges, negotiations, truces, and betrayals illuminated by lucid writing.”
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Book Description Pegasus Books, 2015. Hardcover. Condition: New. Brand New!. Seller Inventory # VIB1605988855
Book Description Pegasus Books. Condition: new. Seller Inventory # think1605988855