Henry V (Paperback)
|Author: C. T. Allmand|
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|Thanks in part to Shakespeare, Henry V is one of England''s best-known monarchs. The image of the king leading his army against the French, and the great victory at Agincourt, are part of English historical tradition. Yet, though indeed a soldier of exceptional skill, Henry V''s reputation needs to be seen against a broader background of achievement. |
This sweepingly majestic book is based on the full range of primary sources and sets the reign in its full European context. Christopher Allmand shows that Henry V not only united the country in war but also provided domestic security, solid government, and a much needed sense of national pride. The book includes an updated foreword which takes stock of more recent publications in the field.
"A far more rounded picture of Henry as a ruler than any previous study."--G.L. Harris, "The Times"
From the Publisher:
Based on primary sources in both English and French archives, this biography depicts the reign of Henry V in the broad European context of the period. It concludes that through his personality the king united the country in war but also provided domestic security and solid government.