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Published: 19 January 2021

288 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780198802518

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Power and Pleasure

Court Life under King John, 1199-1216

Hugh M. Thomas

  • Based on extensive royal records
  • Discusses how court life produced both power and pleasure for rulers and their courtiers
  • Places John's court in a broader context, showing similarities with contemporary courts in Europe and the Islamic world and suggesting gradual but cumulatively radical change over the long term in the development of courts

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