Blood Cries Afar by Sean McGlynn

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An interesting look at a largely forgotten episode in English history when King John fought a civil war with his barons. They were aided by the dastardly French who invaded in support (as the title mentions). Perhaps a little too much hyperbole at times for its own good – seen in the wider context of medieval history it was hardly a unique event warranting such bold claims. Having said that though it gave a thorough review of the details and the personalities of those involved.

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