Summary

Weakened by the loss of Normandy, King John faced insurrection by his disgruntled barons. With the assistance of the Archbishop of Canterbury, they drew up a list of their demands.
Dan Jones' vivid account of the vicissitudes of feudal power politics and the workings of 13th-century government is interwoven with an exploration of the lives of ordinary people: how and where they worked, what they wore, what they ate and what role the church played in their lives.
©2015 Dan Jones (P)2016 W F Howes Ltd
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"Jones has a terrific eye for humanising stories and the telling detail...it is the snapshots of life as it was lived that make this book so engaging." ( Daily Telegraph)
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5 out of 5 stars
By JPA on 22-03-18

Very informative and well narrated

Thus audio book does exactly what it says and the telling and narrating is superb. very informative indeed.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Bill on 24-10-17

The whole story of King John and 1215!

Dan Jones’ style of mixing the minute details of a peasants lot in 1215 with that of a knights experience of a medieval siege is what makes this book such an wonderful history to read/ listen to.

Any lover of the Middle Ages will throughly enjoy this book, as will a general reader wanting to know a bit more about the great charter itself.

Despite reading the book it when it was first released, I still found listening to this audiobook two years later a fascinating journey back into 1215!

A real page turner! Enjoy.

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