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1215 : Year of Magna Carta - rev edition

1215 : Year of Magna Carta (ISBN10: 0743257782; ISBN13: 9780743257787)
ISBN13: 978-0743257787
ISBN10: 0743257782

Summary: Surveying a broad landscape through a narrow lens, 1215 sweeps readers back eight centuries in an absorbing portrait of life during a time of global upheaval, the ripples of which can still be felt today. At the center of this fascinating period is the document that has become the root of modern freedom: the Magna Carta. It was a time of political revolution and domestic change that saw the Crusades, Richard the Lionheart, King John, and -- in legend -- Robin Hood al ...show morel make their marks on history.

The events leading up to King John's setting his seal to the famous document at Runnymede in June 1215 form this rich and riveting narrative that vividly describes everyday life from castle to countryside, from school to church, and from hunting in the forest to trial by ordeal. For instance, women wore no underwear (though men did), the average temperatures were actually higher than they are now, and the austere kitchen at Westminster Abbey allowed each monk two pounds of meat and a gallon of ale per day. Broad in scope and rich in detail, 1215 ingeniously illuminates what may have been the most important year of our history. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: REV 05
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Touchstone Books
Published: 06/28/2005
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2005 Paperback 1st Edition Paperback Very Good The Book is in near perfect cond. very light age tanning, and minor shelf wear. This was to Britain as the bill of rights were to the Americans. This w ...show moreell researched and written book is not a dry history book, but a snapshot of life in the times of King John. A great read or addition to a collection. All of our book wrapped in sturdy packaging or padded envelopes, plus they are electronically tracked within the USA. ...show less
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