By Ed West
John Lackland used to be born to King Henry II and Eleanor, Duchess of Aquitane in December, 1166; he used to be the youngest of 5 sons. although, he all of sudden grew to become the well-liked inheritor to his father after a failed uprising by way of his older brothers in 1173. He grew to become king in 1199, even though his reign was once tumultuous and brief. After a quick peace with Phillip II of France, battle broke out back in 1202 and King John misplaced so much of his holdings at the continent. This, coupled with unpopular financial guidelines and therapy of nobles again domestic, resulted in clash upon his go back from conflict. Buffeted from each side, King John was once driven in 1215 to signal together with his barons the Magna Carta, a precursor to constitutional governance. yet each side didn't uphold the agreements phrases and clash quick resumed, resulting in John’s premature dying a 12 months later to dysentery.
Pitched at beginners to the topic, 1215 and All That will clarify how King John’s rule and, specifically, his signing of the Magna Carta replaced England—and the English—forever, introducing readers to the early days of medieval England. it's the 3rd e-book within the acclaimed A Very, Very brief historical past of England sequence, which captures the foremost moments of English heritage with humor and bite.
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1215 and All That: Magna Carta and King John by Ed West