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- DescriptionHenry 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 t only a fascinating reappraisal of Henry; it brings to the fore many unpalatable truths which biographers and military historians have largely igred. At the centre of the book is the campaign which culminated in the battle of Agincourt: a slaughter ground designed t to advance England's interests directly but to demonstrate God's approval of Henry's royal authority on both sides of the Channel.
- Author BiographyDr Ian Mortimer is the author of the bestselling Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England, eight other books and many peer-reviewed articles on English history between the fourteenth and eighteenth centuries. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and was awarded the Alexander Prize (2004) for his work on the social history of medicine in seventeenth-century England. In June 2011, the University of Exeter awarded him a higher doctorate (D.Litt.) by examination, on the strength of his historical work. He also writes historical fiction, published under his middle names (James Forrester). He lives with his wife and three children on the edge of Dartmoor, in Devon. For further information about him and a full bibliography, see his website: www.ianmortimer.com.
- Author(s)Ian Mortimer
- PublisherVintage Publishing
- Date of Publication02/09/2010
- SubjectRegional History
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- Content NoteIllustrations (chiefly col.), map
- Weight496 g
- Width128 mm
- Height198 mm
- Spine34 mm
- Format DetailsB-format paperback
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