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I’m full steam ahead on my Goodreads challenge: 5 books ahead!
I left present-day Discworld for Roundworld in the 12th and 13th centuries with Marc Morris’ King John: Treachery and Tyranny in Medieval England: The Road to Magna Carta.
Yes, this book has two subtitles!
The Truly Random Number Generator sends us to page 191:
Yet the impression, from both the chroniclers and the official records, is that John indulged his whim in this way a great deal more than any of his predecessors. With increasing frequency, men and women, great and small, were deprived of their lands simply because they had somehow incurred his displeasure.
Sounds like John will live up to his nickname:
John the First and John the Worst
The Shepherd’s Crown by Sir Terry Pratchett earned 5 stars.
When Books Went To War by Molly Manning also earned 5 stars, and in my opinion should be required reading for anyone who doubts the value of the printed word. It is by far the best book about books I’ve read.
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I went to a Magna Exhibition when I was in London and learnt all about how the Magna Carta came into existence and I can safely say Prince John was a bit of a jerk. Having said that, if he hadn’t been such a jerk the law system as we know it today might be a little different.
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