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Henry V (Penguin Monarchs): From Playboy Prince to Warrior King

Henry V (Penguin Monarchs): From Playboy Prince to Warrior King
 

Henry V's invasion of France, in August 1415, represented a huge gamble. This book explores how Henry's hyperactive efforts to expunge his past failures, and his experience of crisis, defined his kingship, and how his astonishing success at Agincourt transformed his standing in t... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780141978710
Barcode 9780141978710
Published 23 September 2015 by Penguin
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Curry, Prof. Anne
Series Penguin Monarchs (part: 2)
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ISBN-13 9780141978710
ISBN-10 0141978716
Stock Ready to ship - Less than 10 items
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Allen Lane
Publication Date 23 September 2015
International Publication Date 28 May 2015
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Translated from English
Author(s) By Curry, Prof. Anne
Series Penguin Monarchs (part: 2)
Category Biography & Autobiography: Historical, Political & Military
Biography & Autobiography: Royalty
World History: C 500 To C 1500
British & Irish History
Number of Pages 160
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 186mm
Spine: 20mm
Weight 232g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Kings and rulers, Great Britain - Biography - Kings and rulers, Great Britain - History - Henry V, 1413-1422, Great Britain
NBS Text Biography: Historical, Political & Military
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 942.042092
Catalogue Code 567753

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Henry V's invasion of France, in August 1415, represented a huge gamble. As heir to the throne, he had been a failure, cast into the political wilderness amid rumours that he planned to depose his father. Despite a complete change of character as king - founding monasteries, persecuting heretics, and enforcing the law to its extremes - little had gone right since. He was insecure in his kingdom, his reputation low. On the eve of his departure for France, he uncovered a plot by some of his closest associates to remove him from power. Agincourt was a battle that Henry should not have won - but he did, and the rest is history. Within five years, he was heir to the throne of France. In this vivid new interpretation, Anne Curry explores how Henry's hyperactive efforts to expunge his past failures, and his experience of crisis - which threatened to ruin everything he had struggled to achieve - defined his kingship, and how his astonishing success at Agincourt transformed his standing in the eyes of his contemporaries, and of all generations to come.

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UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Anne Curry is Professor of Medieval History at the University of Southampton. Her books include Agincourt: A New History and (with Glenn Foard) Bosworth 1485: A battlefield rediscovered, and she has made numerous appearances on BBC radio and television. A former President of the Historical Association, Anne is chair of the Agincourt 600 Committee in conjunction with the Royal Armouries.

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