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Author Matusiak, John
Title Henry V
Imprint London : Taylor & Francis Group, 2012
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Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource (305 pages)
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Series Routledge Historical Biographies Ser
Routledge Historical Biographies Ser
Note Cover -- Henry V -- Copyright -- Contents -- List of plates -- Acknowledgements -- Maps -- Introduction -- 1 The making of a Lancastrian prince -- 2 Military and political apprenticeship, 1399-1413 -- 3 Unity and honour, 1413-15 -- 4 God's chosen warrior, 1415 -- 5 Consolidation and conquest, 1415-19 -- 6 The fragile peace of 1420-21 -- 7 Unfinished war, 1421-22 -- Conclusion -- Suggestions for further reading -- Chronology -- Notes -- Index
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. The book locates Henry's style of kingship in the context of the time, and looks at often neglected other figures who influenced and helped him, such as his father and his uncles, Henry and Thomas Beaufort. John Matusiak shows that the situation confronting Henry at the outset of his reign was far more favourable than is often supposed but that he was nonetheless a man of prodigious gifts whose extraordinary achievements in battle left the deepest possible impression upon his contemporaries
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Matusiak, John Henry V London : Taylor & Francis Group,c2012 9780415620260
Subject Henry -- V, -- King of England, -- 1387-1422.;Great Britain -- Kings and rulers -- Biography.;Great Britain -- History -- Henry V, 1413-1422
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