This is an absorbing life of king john who is generally and rightly regarded as one of englands worse kings marc morris reviews his reign and his earlier life in detail which reveals johns weaknesses and dishonesty. A rousing and authoritative new biography of the notorious king john by wall street journal bestselling author marc morris king john is familiar to everyone as the villain from the tales of robin hood greedy cowardly despicable and cruel. Marc morris is the author of king john treachery tyranny and the road to magna carta hutchinson 2015 follow him on twitter longshanks1307 related articles good king john what was wrong with king john get miscellanies our free weekly long read in your inbox every week. In this new book best selling historian marc morris draws on contemporary chronicles and the kings own letters to bring the real king john vividly to life john was dynamic inventive and relentless but also a figure with terrible flaws. King john 1166 1216 is a rare english medieval monarch whose fame owes less to shakespeare than legend his villainy remains so ingrained writes historian and broadcaster morris the norman conquest the battle of hastings and the fall of anglo saxon england 2013 in this capable biography that no subsequent king has named a son john
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