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Mar 16, 2015

This year marks the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta. The medieval King responsible for the document is King John of England. He didn't create it, but it was his turbulent reign that caused the Barons to create the document. King John put his seal on it in June 1215 and then refused to abide by the Magna Carta forcing the Barons to revolt against their king. Their revolt, The First Barons' War or The Magna Carta Rebellion, lasted over two years and only ended with the death of King John. Today on the Medieval Archive Podcast we talk to author and historian Marc Morris about his new book, King John: Treachery, Tyranny and the Road to Magna Carta. You can connect with Marc at his website, through his Facebook page or find him on Twitter @Longshanks1307 Marc recently wrote a piece on King John for History Today titled King John: Still Englands Greatest Villain. If you are enjoying the podcast please considering leaving a rating on iTunes. Rate the Medieval Archives Podcast now! Listen to the episode now In this episode we discuss: Marc's background King John's Reign Magna Carta Rebellion And more... Get your free audio book from at: Download the MP3 and listen to it on your favorite MP3 player. Subscribe to the feed so you do not miss a single episode. iTunes | Stitcher Radio | Download MP3 | RSS Feed The music is provided by Tim Rayburn. It is available at