Friday, 16 December 2016

TNA podcast - The life and death of King John

The latest podcast from the National Archives in England ( will be of interest to those with ancestors in early medieval England. Entitled The life and death of King John, the 42 minute long talk by Professor David Carpenter, Professor Stephen Church, and Dr Marc Morris deals with the following:

King John’s acts of misgovernment prompted his barons to demand reform, setting the kingdom on the road to civil war and leading to John’s grant of Magna Carta. Why was he seen as such a terrible king and how did Magna Carta come about?

Professor David Carpenter, Professor Stephen Church and Dr Marc Morris discuss the life and reign of King John, 800 years after his death in October 1216.

To access the podcast visit or download for free from iTunes.


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