1215: The Year of Magna Carta (Paperback)
The Year of Magna Carta
Touchstone Books, 9780743257787, 336pp.
Publication Date: June 1, 2005
Praise For 1215: The Year of Magna Carta…
"Entertaining and informative...Even more enjoyable than the account of the Magna Carta itself is the depiction of who we were in the crucial year of 1215."
-- Antonia Fraser, Mail on Sunday
"Brimming with period detail."
-- The Washington Post
"This is an excellent slice of popular history which has 'bestseller' written all over it."
-- Sunday Express
"In 13th-century England, it was bad manners for lords to pick fleas from their breeches during meals. Urinating in the dining hall was likewise frowned upon, 'unless you were the head of the household.'... Such nuggets abound in this small volume, which doubles as a brilliantly concise history of the Magna Carta... Students of history, and of engaging writing, should hope for further installments."
-- Dallas Morning News