Magna Carta and the England of King John

    Magna Carta and the England of King John

    Janet S Loengard

    Boydell 2010

    Hardback 200pp

    9781843835486   Product Code: 17948

    What was the social, economic, legal and religious background to Magna Carta? How was King John perceived by those who knew him, and what was England like during his reign? The studies in this collection analyse such issues as the legacy of earlier Angevin rulers, the burgeoning economy of the early 13th century and Magna Carta's effects on widows and property. The volume ends with the first critical edition of an open letter of 1210 from the king himself.

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