The despotic power plays, religious cynicism, scullery seductions and extravagant foppishness of the perennially unpopular...

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THE BARONS OF RUNNYMEDE

The despotic power plays, religious cynicism, scullery seductions and extravagant foppishness of the perennially unpopular King John I of England as a pretentious fictional explanation for the events leading up to the signing of the Magna Carta in 1215. The love interest is in an entirely gratuitous subplot: John rewards his liege Miles Carlingford by arranging his engagement to beautiful Juliana Ducarel, then punishes her by calling it off again and creating enmity between the would-be fiances. Paper dolls in kirtles for the modern lady whose mind is still back in that medieval bower.

Pub Date: May 13, 1974

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Publisher: St. Martin's Press

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 1, 1974