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A beautifully produced account of the signing, impact and legacy of Magna Carta, a document that became one the most influential statements in the history of democracy.

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Dan Jones is a historian, broadcaster and award-winning journalist. His books, including The Plantagenets, Magna Carta, The Templars and The Colour of Time (with Marina Amaral), have sold more than one million copies worldwide. He has written and hosted dozens of TV shows including the acclaimed Netflix/Channel 5 series, Secrets of Great British Castles. His writing has appeared in newspapers and magazines including the London Evening Standard, the Sunday Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Wall Street Journal, Smithsonian, GQ and The Spectator.

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'Stonking narrative history told with pace, wit and scholarship' * Observer *
'Jones is a born storyteller' * Evening Standard *
'Jones deftly condenses a wealth of historical detail into the story of how it became hallowed as a founding document of the western traditions of liberty, democracy and rule of law' * The Times *
'Dan Jones addresses what the Magna Carta meant at the time, how it came to be granted, and what it should mean to us' * Military History Monthly *
'One of the most thorough and entertaining historical tales we've read in a long time ... As a historian, journalist and television presenter for both the BBC and Channel 5, Jones' pedigree is clear. But it's his passion for this era of history and the telling of this story that makes Magna Carta for anyone - not just for the history buffs' * All About History *
'This beautifully presented guide, by leading historian and broadcaster Dan Jones, offers a compelling narrative of the charter's origins and legacy' * History Revealed Magazine *
Beautifully illustrated, this books gives a wonderfully clear and concise account of King John's Thameside confrontation' * Good Book Guide's Bestsellers *
'The enthusiastic historian Dan Jones provides a series of insights and explanations in his highly presentable book' -- Magnus Mills, Independent

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