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The life and death of King John

October 18, 2016, 6:00pm BST - 7:30pm
The National Archives of the UK

Ruskin Avenue, Kew
London TW9 4DU
United Kingdom

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This free event will look at the life and reign of King John, who died 800 years ago, in October 1216.

Why was he seen as such a failure? Why was he forced to grant Magna Carta? Was he unlucky, misguided or just plain bad?

Professor David Carpenter (KCL), Professor Stephen Church (UEA) and Dr Marc Morris will discuss the man, his life, his world and his reputation, with plenty of opportunities for questions from the audience.

The speakers will also be happy to sign copies of their books, which will be available for purchase before and after the event.

The event is free but please register online.

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October 18, 2016, 6:00pm BST

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