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King John, Magna Carta and the Community of the Realm

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When King John died in 1216 chroniclers believed that he went to Hell. This course seeks to discover the reasons for John's reputation, and to examine the true legacy of his reign.

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Document Magna Carta reading list

Reading list for the course King John, Magna Carta and the Community of the Realm

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Video Questions about King John

A short introductory video clip, suggesting some of the questions about King John that the course will be addressing.

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Video The Angevin Monarchy

Royalty and inheritance in the twelfth century.

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Video John Lackland

How did John's formative years build up to his accession to the monarchy?

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Link Claimants to the thrones of England and Scotland in the Oxford DNB

List of all unsuccessful claimants to the thrones of England or Scotland who appear as subjects in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography....

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Link Image of the Magna carta

The Magna Carta (originally known as the Charter of Liberties) of 1215, written in iron gall ink on parchment in medieval Latin, using standard...

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Document Assignment questions on King John, Magna Carta and the Community of the Realm

Assignment questions from the course King John, Magna Carta and the Community of the Realm. Including an option of a book review, oral...

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Document Document based exercises for a course on King John, Magna Carta and the Community of the Realm

A selection of exercises to be done in conjunction with the primary sources indicated for a course on King John, Magna Carta and the Community of...

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