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1215: The Year of Magna Carta
Danny Danziger
John Gillingham
Classification : History
Pub Date : Jan 01, 2007
Imprint : Coronet
Page Extent : 336
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9780340824757
Price : 599

About the book
On 15 June 1215, rebel barons forced King John to meet them at Runnymede. They did not trust the King, so he was not allowed to leave until his seal was attached to the charter in front of him.
This was Magna Carta. It was a revolutionary document. Never before had royal authority been so fundamentally challenged. Nearly 800 years later, two of the charter's sixty-three clauses are still a ringing expression of freedom for mankind: 'To no one will we sell, to no one will we deny or delay right or justice'. And: 'No free man shall be taken or imprisoned or in any way ruined, except by the lawful judgement of his peers or by the law of the land'.
1215 - THE YEAR OF THE MAGNA CARTA explores what it was like to be alive in that momentous year. Political power struggles are interwoven with other issues - fashion, food, education, medicine, religion, sex. Whether describing matters of state or domestic life, this is a treasure house of a book, rich in detail and full of enthralling insights into the medieval world.

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Danny Danziger
Danny Danziger has written sixteen books on a range subjects, including SUB, WE ARE SOLDIERS and THE YEAR 1000 which went to number one and stayed on the bestseller list for seven months. Danny's week...(+)
John Gillingham
Danny Danziger was brought up in England and America. Now an award winning columnist for the Sunday Times, he is the author of eight books, including the bestselling Eton Voices and The Year 1000. Joh...(+)