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The Resource King John : and the road to Magna Carta, Stephen Church

King John : and the road to Magna Carta, Stephen Church

Label
King John : and the road to Magna Carta
Title
King John
Title remainder
and the road to Magna Carta
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Church
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
King John (1166-1216) has long been seen as the epitome of a bad king. The son of the most charismatic couple of the Middle Ages, Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine, and younger brother of the heroic crusader king, Richard the Lionheart, John lived much of his life in the shadow of his family. When in 1199 he became ruler of his family's lands in England and France, John proved unequal to the task of keeping them together. Early in his reign he lost much of his continental possessions, and over the next decade would come perilously close to losing his English kingdom, too. Here, medieval historian Stephen Church argues that John's reign, for all its failings, would prove to be a crucial turning point in English history. Though he was a masterful political manipulator, John's traditional ideas of unchecked sovereign power were becoming increasingly unpopular among his subjects, resulting in frequent confrontations. Nor was he willing to tolerate any challenges to his authority. John taxed his people heavily to fund his futile attempt to reconquer the lands lost to the king of France. In 1215, his subjects rose in rebellion against their king and forced upon him a new constitution by which he was to rule. The principles underlying this constitution--enshrined in the terms of Magna Carta--would go on to shape democratic constitutions across the globe.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Church, S. D
Dewey number
  • 942.03/3092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DA208
LC item number
.C55 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • John
  • Johan
  • John
  • John
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Storbritannien
  • Kings and rulers
  • Great Britain
  • England
  • Kings, queens, rulers, etc.
Label
King John : and the road to Magna Carta, Stephen Church
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-258) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Lackland -- Ireland, 1185 -- Brother in arms -- Troublesome brother -- Winner takes all -- Retreat to the citadel -- Inside the citadel -- The citadel under siege -- Lord of the British Isles -- The enemy at the gate -- The garrison turns on its leader -- The walls breached
Control code
ocn828482743
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxii, 300 pages
Isbn
9780465092994
Lccn
2014041884
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40024799242
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780465092994
  • (OCoLC)828482743
Label
King John : and the road to Magna Carta, Stephen Church
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-258) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Lackland -- Ireland, 1185 -- Brother in arms -- Troublesome brother -- Winner takes all -- Retreat to the citadel -- Inside the citadel -- The citadel under siege -- Lord of the British Isles -- The enemy at the gate -- The garrison turns on its leader -- The walls breached
Control code
ocn828482743
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxii, 300 pages
Isbn
9780465092994
Lccn
2014041884
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40024799242
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780465092994
  • (OCoLC)828482743

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