King John

New Interpretations

Author: S. D. Church

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

ISBN: 9780851159478

Category: History

Page: 361

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The most recent ideas and arguments from leading historians of John's reign.

King John

Author: W. L. Warren

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520036437

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 350

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"An account of John's life and reign based on modern research and set forth in a manner that will appeal as much to the general reader as to the student". -- Daily Telegraph.

King John

New Perspectives

Author: Deborah T. Curren-Aquino

Publisher: University of Delaware Press

ISBN: 9780874133370

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 205

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Illuminating Shakespeare's complex experimentation with the dramatic genre of history, these twelve essays bring such time-honored critical methods as source study and concentration on genre, imagery and language, theme, and character together with more current techniques based on historiography, the new historicism, feminism, pragmatics, performance history, and perspectivism.

King John

An Underrated King

Author: Graham E. Seel

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 0857285181

Category: History

Page: 230

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Through contextual analysis and by reassessing the chronicle evidence, ‘King John: An Underrated King’ presents a compelling reevaluation of the reign of King John, England’s most maligned sovereign. With its thought-provoking analysis of the key issues of John’s 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 John’s 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.

King John

England's Evil King?

Author: Ralph V. Turner

Publisher: History PressLtd

ISBN: 9780752448503

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

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Before his death in 1216, King John's desperate exploitation of his subjects for ever more money had turned him into the mythical monster of Hollywood legend. In contrast to his brother Richard, he appeared incompetent in battle, failing to defend Normandy (1202-04), and was unsuccessful in recovering his lost lands in 1214. A continuing crisis was a constant need for money, forcing John to drain England of funds for campaigns in France, demanding unlawful and oppressive new taxes. Adding to his evil reputation was an ill-tempered personality and a streak of pettiness or spitefulness that led him to monstrous acts, including murdering his own nephew. King John’s unpopularity culminated in a final crisis, a revolt by the English baronage, 1215-16, aimed at subjecting him to the rule of law, that resulted in his grant of Magna Carta.

King John

England, Magna Carta and the Making of a Tyrant

Author: Stephen Church

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0230772463

Category: History

Page: N.A

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No English king has suffered a worse press than King John: Bad King John, the Sheriff of Nottingham and Robin Hood, Magna Carta - but how to disentangle myth and truth? John was the youngest of the five sons of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine, who, on the death of his brother Richard the Lionheart in 1199, took possession of a vast - and vastly wealthy - inheritance. But by his death in 1215, he had squandered it all, and come close to losing his English kingdom, too. Stephen Church vividly recounts exactly how John contrived to lose so much, so quickly and in doing so, tells the story of Magna Carta, which, eight hundred years later, is still one of the cornerstones of Western democracy. Vivid and authoritative, King John: England, Magna Carta and the Making of a Tyrant is history at its visceral best.

The Life and Death of King John

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Classic Books Company

ISBN: 0742653005

Category: Drama

Page: 500

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King John of England and Phillip, the bastard son of Richard I, are allied against the united powers of France, Brittany Austria, and the Papacy. But the two allies are utterly different men: John is an unscrupulous tyrant, and the Bastard is a witty, somewhat cynical hero, English to the core. In this early history play, the Bastard is played by Michael Maloney and King John, by Michael Feast. Eileen Atkins appears as Constance, the mother of Arthur, Duke of Brittany. Unabridged.

King John

Treachery, Tyranny and the Road to Magna Carta

Author: Marc Morris

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448185785

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

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The brilliantly compelling new biography of the treacherous and tyrannical King John, published to coincide with the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta. King John is familiar to everyone as the villain from the tales of Robin Hood — greedy, cowardly, despicable and cruel. But who was the man behind the legend? Drawing on contemporary chronicles and the king's own letters, bestselling historian Marc Morris brings the real John vividly to life. We see how a youngest son with limited prospects became the ruler of the greatest dominion in Europe, but at a terrible cost. His rise to power involved treachery, rebellion and murder, and his reign witnessed oppression on an almost unprecedented scale. It climaxed in conspiracy and revolt, and his leading subjects forced him to issue Magna Carta, a document binding him and his successors to behave better in future. John's rejection of the charter led to civil war and foreign invasion, bringing his life to a disastrous close. Authoritative and dramatic, Marc Morris's King John offers a compelling portrait of an extraordinary man at a momentous turning point in the history of Britain and Europe.

King John

Author: Geraldine Cousin

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719027536

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 152

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This work is primarily concerned with a director's and an actor's approach to King John. Attention is given to a number of key 19th-century productions, but the main focus is on 20th-century performance, in particular John Barton's two 1970s adaptations, the 1984 BBC television production and Deborah Warner's 1988 RSC production.

King John

Second Series

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA

ISBN: 9781903436097

Category: Drama

Page: 176

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Shakespeare's account of how John usurped the British throne in order to prevent foreign domination is accompanied by detailed notes.