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Marc Morris's new bestseller- the definitive and brilliantly compelling biography of the treacherous and tyrannical King John. Published in the run-up to the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta and written by a historian at the top of his game.

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Marc Morris is a bestselling historian and broadcaster, specialising in the Middle Ages. He studied and taught history at the universities of London and Oxford, and his doctorate on the thirteenth-century earls of Norfolk was published in 2005. In 2003 he presented the highly-acclaimed television series Castle, and wrote its accompanying book. His bestselling biography of Edward I, A Great and Terrible King, was published in 2008, with his widely-acclaimed history, The Norman Conquest, following in 2012.

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"Fine, timely... jaunty, authoritative... Morris has already proven himself as a 13th-century royal biographer - his study of Edward I is a modern classic. He is on form here, too. His split-chronology approach to John's life before and after the loss of Normandy highlights just how disastrous it was for the king's reign and reputation." -- DAN JONES * Sunday Times *
"Outstanding ... This is by far the best book on the monarch's reign since W L Warren's trail-blazing biography, King John, written in 1961 - with the literary bravura of which Morris' book may not unfavourably be compared." * BBC History Magazine *
"An excellent and sardonic new biography of King John. It will delight all who enjoyed his books on 1066 and Edward I." -- TOM HOLLAND
"A masterpiece of historical writing... Morris is a wonderful storyteller" * TLS *
"A riveting and timely portrait of an execrable king" -- Jessie Childs, author of God's Traitors

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