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Magna Carta: The Birth of Liberty

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The author, thank God, also has a real understanding of the murder, mayhem, sex and sacrilege that liberally colors English history (a big reason I love their history) and he does not refrain from depicting these types of actions when explaining why MC' was needed.

He forced Pope Alexander II to be content with indirect control over the church in a land that the papacy hitherto had regarded as bound by the closest ties to Rome. The book then closes with two chapters that look at the afterlife of the document (V) (13, 14) as well as a few appendices that contain the 1215 text, its enforcers, and its use and portrayal in the 800 years or so after it was agreed to.Also, if anyone is big into the story of "Robin Hood", it serves as a good backdrop to the disgruntlement of the people of Loxley and other forrest dwellers. Guess I can say sometimes a title is mentioned and half a page later a couple given names without context that they are linked to the title.

Discover the joy of reading with us, your trusted source for affordable books that do not compromise on quality. Yet studying the actual text of the document itself (which you can do without going to DC or England, thanks to the fact that the original 1215 charter is included in its entirety in Appendix A) shows that was not its purpose at all. This book is definitely a gem and i would highly recommend it to anyone that enjoys or loves medieval history it is definitely worth a read. Jones has produced a rollicking, compelling book produced a rollicking, compelling book about a rollicking, compelling dynasty, one that makes the Tudors who followed them a century later look like ginger pussycats. By the end of the book the reader has been given an in depth history lesson but in such a way that there's not a single moment of eye-glaze or stodge.However, Jones demonstrates that most of the clauses had little or no effect at all on the vast majority of the population. An easy-to-read chronicle, written in the form of nearly 40 newspaper articles, highlights historical actions such as the banning of slavery in Britain, women’s voting rights, and the end of Apartheid in South Africa. Definitely a good primer for the subject if you are vaguely interested in the history of this document- as a student of law, history, etc. The 2-metre-long, fold-out timeline is uniquely broken out by date and world locations, with over 150 pictures and captions. As a book, this history is short and enjoyable to read, coming in at less than 250 pages even if one includes the appendices, which I think important to read to appreciate the history of the time.

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