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Henry V

John Matusiak
Format
Book
Published
London ; New York : Routledge, 2013.
Language
English
Variant Title
Henry the Fifth
Series
Routledge historical biographies
ISBN
9780415620260 (hbk.), 0415620260 (hbk.), 9780415620277 (pbk.), 0415620279 (pbk.), 9780203079829 (ebk.), 0203079825 (ebk.)
Summary
Henry V of England, the princely hero of Shakespeare's play, who successfully defeated the French at the Battle of Agincourt and came close to becoming crowned King of France, is one of the best known and most compelling monarchs in English history. This new biography takes a fresh look at his entire life and nine year reign, and gives a balanced view of Henry, who is traditionally seen as a great hero but has been more recently depicted as an obsessive egotist or, worse, a ruthless warlord.
Contents
  • Introduction
  • The making of a Lancastrian prince
  • Military and political apprenticeship, 1399-1413
  • Unity and honour, 1413-15
  • God's chosen warrior, 1415
  • Consolidation and conquest, 1415-19
  • The fragile peace of 1420-21
  • Unfinished war, 1421-22 --Conclusion.
Description
281 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 20 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. [253]-264) and index.
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