1415 Henry Vs Year Of Glory

Mortimer, Ian

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Henry V is regarded as an English hero. Lionised in his own day for his victory at Agincourt, his piety & his application of justice, he was elevated by Shakespeare into a champion of English nationalism for all future generations. But what was he really like? Does he deserve to be thought of as the greatest man who ever ruled England?

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Henry V is regarded as the great English hero. Lionised in his own day for his victory at Agincourt, his piety and his rigorous application of justice, he was elevated by Shakespeare into a champion of English nationalism for all future generations. But what was he really like? Does he deserve to be thought of as ‘the greatest man who ever ruled England?’

In Ian Mortimer’s groundbreaking book, he portrays Henry in the pivotal year of his reign. Recording the dramatic events of 1415, he offers the fullest, most precise and least romanticised view we have of Henry and what he did.

The result is not only a fascinating reappraisal of Henry; it brings to the fore many unpalatable truths which biographers and military historians have largely ignored. At the centre of the book is the campaign which culminated in the battle of Agincourt: a slaughter ground designed not to advance England’s interests directly but to demonstrate God’s approval of Henry’s royal authority on both sides of the Channel.

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Weight 496 g
Dimensions 198 × 129 × 34 mm
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Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

640

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

942.042092 (edition:22)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K