1215

1215

The Year of Magna Carta

Book - 2004
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Danziger sweeps readers back eight centuries in an absorbing portrait of life at a time that saw the Crusades, Richard the Lionheart and the legendary Robin Hood all make their marks in history. At the center of this period is the document that has become the capstone of modern freedom: The Magna Carta.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2004
Edition: First Touchstone edition
ISBN: 9780743257732
0743257731
Branch Call Number: 942.033 M273D 2004
Characteristics: xxi, 312 pages : illustrations, map ; 19 cm
Additional Contributors: Gillingham, John
Alternative Title: Twelve fifteen

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Phoebe_2
Dec 16, 2015

Very interesting, but not very exciting. Trying to tell you what it was like in the world of 1215.

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dante_pilgrim
May 08, 2010

A very entertaining piece of popular history, which explores the manners and customs of the 13th century around the time the famous Magna Carta was written.

Each chapter begins with a quotation from the Magna Carta, with the writing that follows explaining its context; for example the chapter on labouring in the countryside is headed by the Magna Carta's admonishment that a lord shall "keep his land stocked with ploughs and wainage such as the agricultural season demands."

A very enjoyable book, packed with fascinating insights into life in the middle ages.

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