Through contextual analysis and by reassessing the chronicle evidence, King John: An Underrated King presents a compelling reevaluation of the reign of King John, Englands most maligned sovereign. With its thought-provoking analysis of the key issues of Johns reign, such as the loss of the French territories, British achievement, Magna Carta, relations with the church, and civil war, the volume presents an engaging argument for rehabilitating King Johns reputation. Each chapter features both narrative and contextual analysis, and is prefaced by a timeline outlining the key events of the period. The volume also contains an array of maps and diagrams, as well as a collection of useful study questions.
An Underrated King