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Derek J Taylor

Author, historian and journalist

 

   Derek Taylor

is a former

international

television news

correspondent,

now historian,

author and

freelance

journalist.

 

 

The Diane Banks

Literary Agency

represents

Derek Taylor.

Please contact  at

info@dianebanks.co.uk

www.dianebanks.co.uk

 

Derek Taylor

  This beautifully illustrated volume tells the story of Magna Carta in a unique and entertaining way, through twenty places associated with the Great Charter's birth and extraordinary later history.

 

    Magna Carta in 20 Places takes us on an exotic journey through the palaces and villages of England, the castles and towns of France, via the Middle East and ending in the United States today. The characters who gave birth to Magna Carta, and in later centuries were inspired by it in their often bitter struggles for liberty and justice, are brought to life at the places where they lived, fought and died.

 

  And in the final chapters the author answers one of the great mysteries about the Charter: why have the twenty-first century citizens of America adopted this 800 year old English document as their own symbol of freedom under the law?

 

  Magna Carta in 20 Places has a light touch, a direct style, and is entertaining as well as informative.

 

 Click here for the full historic journey

 

 

UK's biggest history publisher in deal for Magna Carta book

 

  Mark Beynon, the Commisioning Editor of The History Press, which publishes 500 specialist and popular history books a year, described Magna Carta in 20 Places as 'unique' and 'far and away the most interesting book' he'd seen on the Great Charter.

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Launch Party

11th June!

The Old Stocks Inn

Market Square

Stow-on-the-Wold

 

Wine, canapes and author signing

6.30 to 8 pm

 

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His latest book

Magna Carta

in 20 Places 

will be published

on 5th May 2015

one month before

the 800th anniversary

of the Great Charter

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