Finally getting round to posting my review of this book on my blog. A Realm Divided: England in 1215 was released back in 2015 to coincide with the 800th Anniversary of the Magna Carta. The year 1215 was an extremely important year in English History that would set the course of the country and its events for centuries to come.
A Realm Divided tells the vivid story of one of the most important years within English History. It details the impacts that a charter such as the Magna Carta had on a country that was struggling with the effects and issues that its monarchy was causing.
This book does exactly what it says on the packet it ‘offers a vivid, accessible portrait of Medieval English society in the round, and an exhilarating and revelatory exploration of the big themes of politics, warfare and religion during a transformative year in English history.’
This is a fast-paced, well researched book that gives a brilliant insight into Plantagenet England and the Magna Carta. It is jam-packed with the dramas of the Medieval world, which allows the reader to experience the year 1215 from every aspect. The layout of this book allows the information to flow perfectly all the way through. Which gives an insightful, factual and masterful blend of narrative from the very start to the finish.
Dan’s book is a perfect edition to the 800th Anniversary of the Magna Carta. So, if your looking for a history book that gives you more knowledge into the Magna Carta or one of the most notorious royal families of English history then this book is definitely for you!
Read Originally ~ 9-12th November, 2015
The edition that I read was published by Head Of Zeus
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