King John: An Underrated King

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Anthem Press, 2012 - History - 230 pages
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Through contextual analysis and by reassessing the chronicle evidence, 'King John: An Underrated King' presents a compelling reevaluation of the reign of King John, England's most maligned sovereign. With its thought-provoking analysis of the key issues of John's reign, such as the loss of the French territories, British achievement, Magna Carta, relations with the church, and civil war, the volume presents an engaging argument for rehabilitating King John's reputation. Each chapter features both narrative and contextual analysis, and is prefaced by a timeline outlining the key events of the period. The volume also contains an array of maps and diagrams, as well as a collection of useful study questions.

 

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User Review  - john257hopper - LibraryThing

I was tempted to read this after the wholly negative portrayal of the King in the (very good) Elizabeth Chadwick novel, To Defy A King. I will also admit to having been for a long time slightly miffed ... Read full review

Contents

King John_01_Chap 01_p001010
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King John_02_Chap 02_p011022
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King John_03_Chap 03_p023036
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King John_04_Chap 04_p037062
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King John_05_Chap 05_p063074
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King John_06_Chap 06_p075092
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King John_07_Chap 07_p093112
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King John_08_Chap 08_p113132
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King John_10_Chap 10_p157168
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King John_11_Chap 11_p169172
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King John_12_Appendi_p173193
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King John_13_Notes_p194208
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King John_14_Bibliogra_p209214
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King John_15_Fur Red_p215221
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King John_16_Question_p222224
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King John_17_Index_p225230
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King John_09_Chap 09_p133156
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About the author (2012)

Graham E. Seel studied history at the University of St Andrews, 1982–1986. From there he proceeded to Cambridge University where he undertook a PGCE, for which he was awarded a Distinction. He has published widely on English history, and he is currently Head of History at St Paul's School, London.

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