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Derek J Taylor

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"Impossible to put down. Observant,  discursive, immensely well-researched, it's like an unravelling detective story. The vibrant and racy narrative will enchant you."                                      

                                 -Cotswold Times


"Derek Taylor writes with a lightness of touch that gives the subject an easy accessibility without diminishing the quality of the research"

                                        -Surrey Life


"An entertaining way  of delivering the truth of a tale with many layers to it."                                      

                                      -ITN Newsletter


"....tells the story of this world famous document in a unique and entertaining way"                                      

                                     -MagnaCarta800th website

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"Taylor’s approach is unique, taking as he does a geographical approach to look in some detail at what happened that mattered in the places the action took place, from the Battle of Bouvines to Acre and the Marches, Lincoln and Runnymede, Jamestown and Washington. Excellent idea of structuring; much to recommend it."                                      

              - Newsletter of the Magna Carta 800th Anniversary

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"Taylor possesses that terrific journalistic zest that so often eludes academics, and knows how to tell a story. It's a wonderful book and deserves to be very widely enjoyed."

                                                   - Oxford Today