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1215 by Danny Danziger
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bookshelves: history, medieval, british-history
Read in August, 2005, read count: 3

This is an interesting read.

It does not focus on the politics of 1215, except in brief in the last chapter or so, but looks at what England itself was like in John's reign, and why there was a need felt for such a radical document.

It also, incidentally, indicates why when John was succeeded by a regency for a minor (generally disaster in the medieval period) in 1216, it was an improvement.
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P. Susanna,

I have this book, which some how went missing, so I'm glad for the reminder. Seems I got about half way, from the bookmark. Maybe I wasn't enjoying it as much as Danzinger's 'The Year 1000' which he wrote with Robert Lacey. Subject: what life was like at the turn of the first millennium.

P.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Haven't read The Year 1000, which sounds interesting.


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