Read The Magna Charta by James Daugherty Online


In the rich turbulence of English history, one day stands magnificently apart: June 15th, 1215, the day of the signing of the Magna Charta. On that day the first blow for English freedom was struck, and it has forever affected the Western World. Here is the story of three men, Stephen Langton, William Marshall and Hubert de Burgh, whose heroic deeds are set against those oIn the rich turbulence of English history, one day stands magnificently apart: June 15th, 1215, the day of the signing of the Magna Charta. On that day the first blow for English freedom was struck, and it has forever affected the Western World. Here is the story of three men, Stephen Langton, William Marshall and Hubert de Burgh, whose heroic deeds are set against those of the ever deceitful and crafty King John....

Title : The Magna Charta
Author :
Rating :
ISBN : 9780964380356
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 181 Pages
Status : Available For Download
Last checked : 21 Minutes ago!

The Magna Charta Reviews

  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    2019-06-02 21:07

    The Magna Charta, James Daughertyپادشاهان انگلستان به هنگام تاجگذاری میبایست برای گرامی شمردن منشور بزرگ سوگند یاد کنند، متن منشور : هیچ فرد آزادی را نمیتوان دستگیر یا زندانی ساخت، یا اموال او را ضبط کرد، یا او را از حقوق خویش بی بهره ساخت، یا نفی بلد کرد، یا به وسایلی از میان برد. و ما در باره ی هیچ کس چنین حکمی نخواهیم داد و معترض کسی نخواهیم شد، مگر به حکم قانون و رای دادگاه، ما نه حق و عدالت را به کسی خواهیم فروخت و نه کسی را از آن محروم خواهیم کرد. ماگنا کارتا - منشور بزرگ. ا. شربیانیعنوان: گردونه تاریخ جلد 25 : منشور بزرگ؛ نویسنده: جیمز داگرتی؛ مترجم: ایرج ساویز؛ تهران، چاپ اول 1339، در 174 ص؛ چاپ دیگر: تهران، سازمان انتشارات و آموزش انقلاب اسلامی، 1371، 146 ص؛ مصور، عکس، فروست: مجموعه گردونه تاریخ 25 ؛ چاپ دیگر: تهران، علمی فرهنگی، 1374؛ در 146 ص؛ چاپ دیگ: تهران، علمی فرهنگی کتابهای پرنده آبی، 1395، در نه و 158 ص، شابک: 9786004360043؛ موضوع: آزادی - ماگناکارتا - قرن 20 مفهرست مجموعه گردونه تاریخ جلد 25 بیست و پنج : زندگی در سده دوازدهم، دژها و کلیساها، آنژوها: سرگذشت خنده آور، ریچارد شیردل، دسیسه، گنجینه شالوس، جان و منشور بزرگ : جان به پادشاهی میرسد، بانوی بزرگ، سبزپوشان از جان گذشته، جان املاک خویش را از دست داد، فرمان آماده باش، چگونه اراده پادشاه دگرگون شد، ماجرای کنتربری، بیدادگری، شورای بزرگ در بارهام داون، جان به پاپ تسلیم میشود، فروریختن کاخ آمال پادشاه فرانسه، .. بخش چهارم فرزندان منشور بزرگ، میثاق می فلاور، منشور کوچ نشینان امریکایی، ... ، الغای بردگی، حقوق زنان، مجمع اتفاق ملل، منشور اتلانتیک، اعلامیه ملل متفق، منشور سازمان ملل متحد

  • Catherine ~Whatever you are, be a good one~
    2019-06-15 18:55

    This book talks about the history of freedom, world peace, and equal rights from around 1167 to 1945, having been released in 1956. The Magna Charta, King John and his successors, the Treaty of Lambeth, the Mayflower Compact, the Declaration of Independence and its amendments, the Bill of Rights, the Emancipation Proclamation, Susan B. Anthony, the Pan American Union, and the United Nations are all explained. It's simple enough to read except for one thing: a lack of commas. There are many run-ons and such. Example: (view spoiler)[Therefore when English subjects began to settle this land it was necessary for them to get charters from the crown granting them the right to occupy the land in perpetual tenancy and to set up a form of government and... (hide spoiler)] It's painful to a grammar enthusiast like me.This is nonfiction, not historical fiction, with no made-up dialogue or similar things.

  • Darcy
    2019-05-19 16:59

    I was pleasantly surprised by this book. I found Daugherty’s writing to be witty, lively, and often, elegant: “England in June was a fair garden, and through its flower-strewn meadows the Thames wound down to London town, reflecting white cloud drifts and blue sky in its shining surface” (104). What I enjoyed most about his writing though was his dry sense of humor: “When King John was angry, he threw himself down and rolled on the floor, yelling and chewing the expensive oriental rugs that Crusaders had brought back from the East. If there were no rugs about, he chewed the straw and sticks that littered the floor. It was bad for his teeth” (53). The Magna Charta is an excellent way to get a quick overview of early English history, particularly that of King John and the events leading up to and players involved in the Magna Charta. I also learned quite a bit about the power struggles between the king and the Pope. His quirky illustrations are an added bonus to the reading experience.

  • Erin Pierce
    2019-06-04 20:59

    This was a very good read. Having studied somewhat the story of King John, and the Magna Charta, I found this to be a very interesting story . Up until the 4th section, I would have given it 5 stars, however, I personally could not agree with the authors' admiration of the United Nations, and the "new world order" that it would create, so I gave it a 4.

  • Susanna
    2019-06-19 15:44

    Very clear representation of how the signing of the Magna Charta came to happen and how it affects the world today.

  • R. G. Nairam
    2019-05-20 16:57

    I was very excited to find this book; I have mixed feelings upon reading it. I feel like the 4 parts Daugherty divides the book into adequately create something of 4 different readings:Part 1: The Twelfth CenturyStarted off on poor footing, with some inaccuracies and typical generalizations. I recognize the fact that children (I'm using this term broadly, though--it's definitely on the older end of "children's lit.) need to start somewhere, but it would've been nice for stuff to not be strictly wrong and others not really to add to general stereotypes. There are plenty of interesting things about this century!Part 2: The AngevinsThis is the part where I realized that if you treat this as a bit of a stylized, story-ized presentation, it works a little better. I was a bit on my guard because of the inaccuracies in the first part, but this is probably adequate.Part 3: King John and the Magna Charta (was this the spelling used in the 1950s? odd, anyway)This was mostly a blow-by-blow telling of events that led up to Runnymede, and then through King John's death and the return of Magna Carta with his son Henry III. There was also some story aspects to this--like the inclusion of Robin Hood as if it's a certain fact. As a Robin Hood enthusiast I was expecting this to be cool, but as far as history goes it's a tad confusing. Even in this romanticized version, I didn't find it all that compelling to read, unfortunately, though I think the strength was in outlining what Magna Carta called for, its origins, and the importance of the barons' rebellion. Part 4: Children of the Magna ChartaPerhaps because I'm less knowledgeable in this later history, I found this very interesting. It details a number of important charters and declarations of the free world following Magna Carta (though it is definitely American-focused, and doesn't really detail the rise of Parliament in England or anything like that). He quotes quite extensively from these later charters. He doesn't draw as many connections between them as I would've expected--leaves you to do that yourself, I suppose.It is worth noting that this book was written in 1956, and thus the United Nations was quite new, so his treatment of it can't depend on much history, and seems more than a little biased.So, it was interesting book, but a little flawed, and at the same time not as interesting as it felt it /could/ have been. I think it bears with a little verbal editing from the teacher/parent to use it in the homeschool setting.On a random plus side, I quite enjoyed the illustrations.

  • James Riesch
    2019-05-25 21:08

    The book is about the rise and fall of the reign deceitful King John. It first starts off talking about what it was like living in the twelfth century, and what rules and laws there were in that time period. Then it talks about the reign of King Henry II and how his son Richard took the throne after his death. It also talks about how King Richard went off on the adventure of The First Crusade, and how he was captured by the Duke of Austria and the Duke of Austria sold Richard to the German Emperor for a ransom. Then Richard's ransom was payed and was returned to the throne. Then Richard was wounded by an arrow and died shortly after. Then John was made king, and his foulness and unreasoning started the "Merry Men in Lincoln Green" and the leader, Robin Hood. Then King John was forced into singing the Magna Charta. Then it talks about how William Marshal, Stephen Langton, and Hubert de Burgh brought King John to his knees and and fell sick and died. The King John's son Henry III took over the throne.All of the book is historically accurate, for example, the "Merry Men in Lincoln Green" with their leader Robin Hood, who roamed Sherwood Forest, robbing the rich and giving to the poor. Robin Hood was a skilled archer and swordsman who made his "Merry men" alliance because of the ruthlessness and dishonesty of King John.I loved the book a lot because it made me want to read more and more. I liked to learn about the life of living in the Twelfth Century. About how harsh and cruel the laws were. I also liked learning about how King John couldn't trust anybody, and learning about the rebellion against King John. Also how King John was forced into signing the Magna Charta, and how he furiously set up an army to fight against the barons and all his traitorous allies. I think people would want to read this if they want to learn more about the Twelfth Century. Also I think someone would want to read this if they want to read some thing medieval, or want to learn about how the Magna Charta came about.

  • Lisa
    2019-05-23 15:42

    My 13 year old and I have read “The Magna Charta” together and both learned an enormous amount of information concerning not only the Magna Charta but the history surrounding this document and the rulers who opposed or were forced into the signing of this Charta.This book is written for the Middle School level and my son needed some help with pronunciation, definitions and discussion as we read. Many new concepts were introduced including how Kings ruled their lands during the Medieval time period, relationships between the Pope and King, the transfer of lands and dictatorship, relationships and fighting between rulers of different lands, the development of laws to protect the Kings people, and the progression and refinement of Charters which lead to the Magna Charta.Although the focus of this book is primarily on King John’s life and his influence on the Magna Charta, this book is highly recommended for middle schoolers who would also like to learn about past rulers including King Henry, King Richard, King John, Stephen Langton, and other interesting subjects such as the Crusades, The Sheriff of Nottingham, Castles, Runnymede, the Siege of Rochester, the Pope, Hubert de Burgh, the Treaty of Lambeth, and very early American History related to the Magna Charta.

  • Ray Campbell
    2019-06-11 21:57

    This is a quick look at the specific details of how King John came to sign and affix his seal to this world changing document. The process was not his choice. Throughout a turbulent reign marked by struggle for control between the King, the nobility and the claims of France on Britain and British territories in France, John struggled with lack of funds and lack of support. After a damaging series of encounters over continental possessions, King John found himself with few options. A group of powerful nobles with the support of the Archbishop of Canterbury, Stephen Langton, presented a document which articulated the rights of the nobility the king would guarantee in exchange for their support. Though unwilling and broken over the incident, King John agreed.This is a short simply states argument. After an outline of the facts, Daugherty argues that this document laid the foundation for a tradition of representative government, democracy and ultimately, freedom in the western world. Daugherty's discussion takes us all the way to World War II placing the Magna Charta at the center of the shared culture that allowed Churchill and Roosevelt to join in their defense of freedom.Again, very short and easy to read, but nothing special.

  • Annie Kate
    2019-06-01 16:49

    June 15, 1215, one of the most significant days in English history, saw wicked King John sullenly sign the Magna Charta, acknowledging freedom of the people and restraining his own power.How did this all come about? How was such an evil king persuaded to restrict his own power?James Daugherty, award-winning author of the past, has written a dramatic account of kings and queens, castles and barons, sea battles and sieges, intrigue and honesty, faith and wickedness, all bound together by the outrageous arrogance of John Lackland and the suffering of his people.You can read my full review here:

  • Nancy Jensen
    2019-06-15 14:42

    This book takes the history of an important document written the far past in England and brings it to life. Feeling the glory of his kingship, John had no intention of making history by limiting his sovereign powers, but he did - eventually. When you read of how this foolish king got some bad news, threw a fit and actually chewed on the carpet, you realize people are just weird, and always have been.

  • Karen
    2019-05-19 21:51

    Reading for CC2 wk#4..krb 10/3/16Good book. Short chapters. I think we will enjoy it more the second time around. It was a little advanced for my 8 year old but she got the main points. I loved the ending where it leads you through all the other "charters" that have since come about after the Magna Charta...krb 10/12/16

  • Miles Mathews
    2019-06-04 17:49

    This book is not so much about the Magna Charta as it is about the story of why it was needed and what happened because of it. With that said, the reader still gets a general idea of how it fits into Western Civilization.

  • Holli
    2019-05-24 17:51

    There is much of the details of history I don't know. This was a great, simple read about the history of the Magna Charta which gave England it's first taste of freedom and rights for the people, a precursor to the constitution of the United States.

  • Sue
    2019-06-17 16:57

    I enjoyed reading this book. I was studying the medieval time period and reading Robin Hood by Howard Pyle at the same time. It only took me two days to read. It gave me a better understanding of the historical importance of the document and how it has inspired freedom among the common people.

  • Lisa
    2019-06-10 19:45

    Historical novel for children about King John of England and the signing of the Magna Charta in 1215.

  • Michal
    2019-06-18 16:47

    Short, concise chapters and sketches for illustrations make this a good read for an advanced elementary or middle- school student of the middle ages.

  • Kelly
    2019-06-18 21:49

    Succinct, well-written narrative of Richard the Lionheart, King John, and a little bit of Robin Hood, with an explanation of America's founding documents. I have thoroughly enjoyed this.

  • Chet
    2019-06-18 19:12

    Fascinating to learn the history surrounding this milestone of freedom. In the last chapter or two, the author becomes a little utopian/political on more modern events.

  • Shelise Paulson
    2019-05-21 15:54

    Great as a history spine for this time period.

  • Leah
    2019-06-11 18:51

    I really enjoyed learning about the Magna Charta - the history, the people involved in bringing it about, and the impact it had on American history.

  • Deanna
    2019-06-10 16:02

    Finishes off with some American history and turns into pro one world government. Bleh. But the history with King John for the first 75% of the book was interesting.

  • Ryan Handermann
    2019-06-02 19:43

    Great kids book on the subject. The story is well told and very accessible. Although, "freedom" is the greatest result it can find out of the story.

  • Liz
    2019-05-26 13:44

    1/31/13 I really liked it until he got to the May Flower and the "virgin wilderness" what about the millions of people already living there?