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- DescriptionA beautifully produced account of the signing, impact and legacy of Magna Carta, a document that became one the most influential statements in the history of democracy. On a summer's day in 1215 a beleaguered English monarch met a group of disgruntled barons in a meadow by the river Thames named Runnymede. Beset by foreign crisis and domestic rebellion, King John was fast running out of options. On 15 June he reluctantly agreed to fix his regal seal to a document that would change the world. A milestone in the development of constitutional politics and the rule of law, the 'Great Charter' established an Englishman's right to Habeas Corpus and set limits to the exercise of royal power. For the first time a group of subjects had forced an English king to agree to a document that limited his powers by law and protected their rights. Dan Jones's elegant and authoritative narrative of the making and legacy of Magna Carta is amplified by profiles of the barons who secured it and a full text of the charter in both Latin and English.
- Author BiographyDan Jones is an award-winning journalist and a pioneer of the resurgence of interest in medieval history. He is the bestselling author of SUMMER OF BLOOD, THE PLANTAGENETS and THE HOLLOW CROWN. He lives in London.
- Author(s)Dan Jones
- PublisherHead of Zeus
- Date of Publication04/12/2014
- SubjectRegional History
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintHead of Zeus
- Weight540 g
- Width190 mm
- Height192 mm
- Spine22 mm
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