Henry V

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Yale University Press, Nov 1, 2014 - Biography & Autobiography - 480 pages

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

 

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This doorstop is an excruciatingly detailed history of the reign of Henry V, whose short reign was a very important one. This book was written to convey information, not to entertain, and it succeeds ... Read full review

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I did not look foward to the prospect of using 3 of Christopher Allmand's books for an essay, but it was well worth it. This is by far the best biography of Henry V I have yet found. As acedemic ... Read full review

Contents

Normandy
Army and Navy
Sigismund and the Council of Constance
Papal Relations Reform and Foundation
Lollardy and Sedition
Order
The Family Circle
The Personnel of Government

PARTII The Soldier and his Career
Harfleur
Agincourt
France 141619
France 141920
France 142022
The Exercise of Kingship
Parliament
Finance
Crown Unity and Nationhood
Epilogue
GENEALOGICAL TABLE SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY
INDEX
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