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Author Jones, Dan, 1981- author.

Title Magna Carta : the birth of liberty / Dan Jones.

Publication Info. New York, New York : Viking, [2015]
Location Call No. Status
 95th Street Adult Nonfiction  942.033 JON    AVAILABLE
 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  942.033 JON    AVAILABLE
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Description xii, 272 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-257) and index.
Summary Dan Jones takes us back to 1215, the turbulent year when the Magna Carta was just a peace treaty between England’s King John and a group of self-interested, violent barons who were tired of his high taxes and endless foreign wars. The treaty would fail within two months of its confirmation. But this important document marked the first time a king was forced to obey his own laws. Jones’s 1215 follows the story of the Magna Carta’s creation, its failure, and the war that subsequently engulfed England and is book that will appeal to fans of microhistories of pivotal years like 1066, 1491, and especially 1776—when American patriots, inspired by that long-ago defiance, dared to pick up arms against another English king.
Subject Magna Carta.
Great Britain -- History -- John, 1199-1216.
Law -- England -- History.
ISBN 9780525428299
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