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Formidable and cunning but also cruel lecherous treacherous and untrusting Twelve years into his reign John was regarded as a powerful king within the British Isles But despite this immense early success when he finally crosses to France to recover his lost empire he meets with disaster John returns home penniless to face a tide of criticism about his unjust rule The result. He was a very bad man cruel than all others the Anonymous of Bethune Like most British people I knew King John had signed Magna Carta and was generall

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A rousing and authoritative new biography of the notorious King John by Wall Street Journal bestselling author Marc MorrisKing John is one of those historical characters who needs little in the way of introduction If readers are not already familiar with him as the tyrant whose misgovernment gave rise to Magna Carta we remember him as the villain in the stories of Robin Hood. This is difficult to rateI wish I had bought the Kindle version which I still may or may not do Not sure yet The narration was superb but still difficul

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Is Magna Carta – a ground breaking document in posterity but a worthless piece of parchment in since John had no intention of honoring it Like all great tragedies the world can only be put to rights by the tyrant’s death John finally obliges at Newark Castle in October dying of dysentery as a great gale howls up the valley of the Trent pages of color and BW illustrations. 25 stars I found this one a little dry especially at first I like the Plantagenets and I enjoyed this author s book on Edward I and his book about the


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  1. says:

    This is difficult to rateI wish I had bought the Kindle version which I still may or may not do Not sure yet The narration was superb but stil

  2. says:

    This is an absorbing life of King John who is generally and rightly regarded as one of England's worse kings Marc Morris reviews his reign and his earlier life in detail which reveals John's weaknesses and dishonesty He is fair in describing the King's good points but sets these against the full picture of a cruel man wit

  3. says:

    King John is one of those villains who seems too wicked to be true It was bad enough that he sueezed his countrymen again and again to fund his fruitless wars But no man or woman was safe if caught by his displeasure and even his contemporaries were horrified at his cruelty; starving his victims in dungeons seemed to be his favorite retribution He behaved with little or no regard for conseuences until caught i

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    He was a very bad man cruel than all others the Anonymous of Bethune Like most British people I knew King John had signed Magna Carta and was generally known as “Bad King John” but that was about itI bought King John Treachery Tyranny and the Road to Magna Carta by Marc Morris primarily because it was an Audible deal of the day and looked interesting A very good decision as it turned outIn an unlikely tune of events

  5. says:

    As expected Marc Morris presents a well researched and detailed study of the life and reign of King John Morris sifts effectively through often conflicting chronicles both contemporary and subseuent and scholarship to support his conclusions

  6. says:

    Morris shows how King John's disastrous reign led to the loss of the Plantangenet empire on the European continent during the early years of his tenure He was an ineffective commander leading troops by threats of punishment and tyranny rather than by inspiration He was seen as a cruel and fickle ruler by his contemporaries As a mean

  7. says:

    Whilst Richard III has found his supporters in ever growing numbers in recent years there has been no such reevaluation or redemption for England's other black legend King John And as Marc Morris ably demonstrates there is good reason

  8. says:

    Very well presented and researched King John is one of my favourite historical figures Good Lord what does that say about m

  9. says:

    25 stars I found this one a little dry especially at first I like the Plantagenets and I enjoyed this author’

  10. says:

    Excellent as I expectedIt also made me actually read Magna Carta the whole way through for the first time