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1215 The Year of Magna Carta

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ISBN-10: 0743257782

ISBN-13: 9780743257787

Edition: 2003

Authors: Danny Danziger, John Gillingham

List price: $17.00
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Surveying a broad landscape through a narrow lens,1215sweeps 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 all 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 aleper day.Broad in scope and rich in detail,1215ingeniously illuminates what may have been the most important year of our history.
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Book details

List price: $17.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Touchstone
Publication date: 6/15/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Danny Danziger has written 11 books on a range of diverse subjects. His last title for Little, Brown -THE YEAR 1000 - went to number one and stayed on the bestseller list for seven months. Danny has a weekly interview column in the Sunday Times, Best of Times, Worst of Times, which over 12 years has won many accolades and awards.

Introduction
Map of Britain and France
The Englishman's Castle
The Countryside
Town
School
Family Strife
Tournaments and Battles
Hunting in the Forest
The Church
King John
The King's Men
Trial by Ordeal
A Christian Country
The English and the Celts
The Wider World
The Great Charter
The Myth
The Text of Magna Carta
Bibliography
Acknowledgments
Index