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Feudalism, Magna Carta and King John – Pic of the Week

Posted by: Margaret Wood

On Wednesday, I gave a gallery talk for the Magna Carta: Muse and Mentor Exhibition.  I focused the talk around King John and his rapacious habits as a ruler: demanding extraordinary fees from his feudal vassals, seizing hostages, and losing battles.  I also included some information on the Constitutions of Clarendon (more on that in …