Magna Carta The True Story Behind the Charter

by David Starkey

Biography / Autobiography Books of the Month - <b>May</b> History The Real World

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May 2015 Non-Fiction Book of the Month.

To mark the 800th anniversary of the signing of Magna Carta, bestselling historian David Starkey explores its influence on Britain today. Taking us from the origins of the “Great Charter”, David Starkey explains its articles and how they have influenced life and law ever since. An important view of Magna Carta that shows just how relevant it remains, with governments eager to bring in new laws for “protection” against terrorism, the basic tenets of freedom and rights are under threat again. By doing so, David Starkey invites readers to see this historical text in a fresh new context. ~ Sue Baker

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Magna Carta The True Story Behind the Charter Synopsis

2015 is the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta, which took place in 1215. In this new book published in celebration of that event, eminent historian David Starkey explores the many aspects of Magna Carta and its relevance today.

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ISBN: 9781473610057
Publication date: 23/04/2015
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Format: Hardback

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ISBN: 9781473610057
Publication date: 23rd April 2015
Author: David Starkey
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Format: Hardback
Genres: Biography / Autobiography, Books of the Month, History, The Real World,
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About David Starkey

David Starkey is Honorary Fellow of Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, and the author of many books including 'Elizabeth'; 'Six Wives: The Queens of Henry VIII' and 'Monarchy: England and Her Rulers from the Tudors to the Windsors'. He is a winner of the WH Smith Prize and the Norton Medlicott Medal for Services to History presented by Britain's Historical Association. He is a well-known TV and radio personality. He was made a CBE in 2007. He lives in London.

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