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1415: King Henry V's Year Of Glory

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  • 1415: King Henry V's Year Of Glory 
    Title: 1415: King Henry V's Year Of Glory
    Author: MORTIMER IAN
    Format: HARDCOVER
    Publication date: 01/12/2009
    Imprint: BODLEY HEAD
    Price: $59.95
    Publishing status: NOT YET PUBLISHED

    The celebrated and bestselling medieval biographer turns his pen to King Henry V and the legendary Battle of Agincourt.

    Description of book

    * 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 this groundbreaking and ambitious book, Ian Mortimer portrays Henry in the pivotal year of his reign. Recording the dramatic events of 1415 on a day-by-day basis, he offers the fullest, most precise and least romanticised view we have of Henry and what he did. In addition, the king’s story is told against the background of other important developments in Europe, in particular the struggle for power within the Catholic Church and official attempts to eradicate any deviant religious beliefs. In so doing the reader encounters unexpected and eye-opening explanations for why Henry tried to unify the kingdoms of England and France

    ISBN: 9780224079921
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