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Warren, W. L. (Wilfred Lewis), 1929-
Berkeley : University of California Press, c1978
|Named Person:||John, King of England; König I ) Johann (England; Jean, (roi d'Angleterre ;|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
W L Warren
|ISBN:||0520034945 9780520034945 0520036433 9780520036437 9780520036109 0520036107|
|Description:||xi, 350 p.,  leaves of plates : ill. ; 22 cm.|
|Contents:||The genesis of a sinister reputation. The descendants of Melusine; The chroniclers and the Angevins; 'The terrible verdict' --
Gaining a kingdom. Mother and father; The devil's brood (c. 1140-85); Lord of Ireland - a lost opportunity (1185-9); Count of Mortain (1189-99); Richard's heir (1199) --
Losing a duchy. The fight for an inheritance (1199-1200); The Treaty of Le Goulet (1200); 'John Softsword'; The Angoulême marriage (1200); The revolt of the Lusignans (1200-2); Mirebeau and its aftermath (1200-3); 'Deserted by his own men' (1202-3); Normandy lost (1204) --
King of England. Divided counsel (1204-5); Suspicion and discontent; The expedition that stayed at home (1205); The defence of Aquitaine (1206); The birth of the royal navy; John's methods in administration; Personal government; Meeting the cost --
King versus Pope. The clergy under two masters; A successor for Archbishop Walter (1205-7); War between Church and State (1207-9); An excommunicate king (1208-c. 1211). King John and his barons. Angevin monarchy; John's way with his barons; Master of the British Isles (c. 1209-11); The structure totters (1212); King Philip discomfited (1213) --
The road to Runnymede. Reconciliation with Rome (1213); Defeat at a distance (1214); The muster of rebellion (1214-15); The Charter of Liberties (1215) --
The road to Newark. A hollow peace (1215); Civil war (1215-16); Epilogue --
Appendix A. The trials of John at the French court in 1202 and 1203 --
Appendix B. Magna Carta --
Appendix C. The accident to King John's baggage train.
|Series Title:||Campus (Berkeley, Calif.), 209.|
This account of John's reign is revealing and fair-minded, correcting distortions in the accounts of such chroniclers as Rogers of Wendover and Matthew Paris. Warren's analysis of the disputed succession, the conflict with France, the clash with Pope Innocent III, and the events leading to Magna Carta provide an intimate picture of the business of the Crown. Warren is unsparing in his criticism of the king's failings but acknowledges the more remarkable of John's personal qualities.
"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.
- John, -- King of England, -- 1167-1216.
- Great Britain -- History -- John, 1199-1216.
- Great Britain -- Kings and rulers -- Biography.
- Johann (England, König, I.)
- Jean -- (roi d'Angleterre ; -- 1167-1216).
- Grande-Bretagne -- 1199-1216 (Jean).
- Grande-Bretagne -- Rois et souverains -- Biographies.