King John
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392 Pages

23.4 x 15.6 cm

2 line. Illustrations

Imprint: Boydell Press

King John

New Interpretations

Edited by S.D. Church

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The most recent ideas and arguments from leading historians of John's reign.
The reign of King John (1199-1216) is one of the most controversial in English history. When he succeeded to Richard the Lionheart's lands, he could legitimately claim to rule half modern France as well as England and Ireland; butby the time of his death his dominion lay in tatters, and his subjects had banded together to restrict his powers as king under the Magna Carta and to overthrow him in favour of the son of the king of France.
Over the centuries his reign has provided politicians and historians with fertile ground for inspiration and argument, and this volume adds to the debate, offering the most recent ideas and arguments from leading historians on the subject, and covering all the major issues involved. It is coherently formulated around explorations of the two major events of his reign: the loss of his continental inheritance, and the ending of his reign in the disaster of civil war. Topicscover all aspects of his life and career, from his reputation, the economy, the Norman aristocracy, the Church, Justice and the Empire, to his mother Eleanor of Aquitaine and his wife Isabella of Angouleme. It will be essential reading for all interested in one of the most significant periods of English history.

Contributors: NICK BARRATT, J.L. BOLTON, JIM BRADBURY,SEAN DUFFY, A.A.M. DUNCAN, NATALIE FRYDE, JOHN GILLINGHAM, CHRISTOPHER HARPER-BILL, PAUL LATIMER, JANE MARTINDALE, V.D. MOSS, DANIEL POWER, IFOR W. ROWLANDS, RALPH V. TURNER, NICHOLAS VINCENT.

Professor S.D. CHURCH teaches in the Department of History at the University of East Anglia.

S.D. CHURCH is Professor of Medieval History at the University of East Anglia.

"An immensely valuable corpus of recent research, consistently of the highest order... destined to be extensively - and justifiably - cited." HISTORY
"This excellent volume restores balance to our view of John and his reign." ALBION
"We learn new things about John and the Empire, and Wales, Scotland and Ireland, and also about the ladies in John's life." ENGLISH HISTORICAL REVIEW

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August 2007

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Title Details

392 Pages

2.34 x 1.56 cm

2 line. Illustrations

Imprint: Boydell Press