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An important book about English history,
This review is from: The Magna Carta Manifesto: Liberties and Commons for All (Paperback)
This is the second book I have read by this writer, the first being The London Hanged, and it is though different equally impressive. I was particularly interested in the Charter of the Forest which was signed alongside the Magna Carta, often thought to be merely a contract between the king and nobility, rather than one that involved the poor and gave them some guarantees of their rights, entitlements and customs concerning their use of the common. The book documents the way these rights were encroached upon and brings these old struggles very much alive.