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By Ed West

1215 is among the most famed dates in English historical past, and with reliable cause, because it marks the signing of the Magna Carta by way of King John and the English barons, which altered the full process English and international history.

John Lackland used to be born to King Henry II and Eleanor, Duchess of Aquitane in December, 1166; he used to be the youngest of 5 sons. even if, he abruptly grew to become the well-liked inheritor to his father after a failed uprising by means of his older brothers in 1173. He turned king in 1199, notwithstanding his reign used to be tumultuous and brief. After a quick peace with Phillip II of France, conflict broke out back in 1202 and King John misplaced so much of his holdings at the continent. This, coupled with unpopular economic regulations and remedy of nobles again domestic, resulted in clash upon his go back from conflict. Buffeted from either side, King John used to be driven in 1215 to signal with his barons the Magna Carta, a precursor to constitutional governance. yet each side didn't uphold the agreements phrases and clash fast resumed, resulting in John’s premature dying a 12 months later to dysentery.

Pitched at beginners to the topic, 1215 and All That will clarify how King John’s rule and, specifically, his signing of the Magna Carta replaced England—and the English—forever, introducing readers to the early days of medieval England. it's the 3rd publication within the acclaimed A Very, Very brief background of England sequence, which captures the foremost moments of English background with humor and bite.

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