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King John: England's Evil King

King John: England's Evil King

by Ralph V. Turner

Editorial: The History Press
ISBN: 9780752469010
Número de páginas: 240
Formatos: pdf, ePub, mobi, fb2
Tamaño de archivo: 6 Mb
Fecha de publicación: 2020-09-22
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King John long ago acquired the epithet 'Bad', and he is reputed to be the worst of England's kings. Before his death in 1216, his desperate exploitation of his subjects for ever more money had turned him into the mythical monster of Hollywood legend. In marked contrast to his brother Richard, John 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 ...