Henry V: Playboy Prince to Warrior King

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 rumors 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 inHenry 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 rumors 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.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.
Henry V Playboy Prince to Warrior King Henry V s invasion of France in August represented a huge gamble As heir to the throne he had been a failure cast into the political wilderness amid rumors that he planned to depose his fathe

  • Title: Henry V: Playboy Prince to Warrior King
  • Author: Anne Curry
  • ISBN: 9780141978710
  • Page: 499
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “Henry V: Playboy Prince to Warrior King”

    1. A brilliantly composite narrative of Henry V's short life and reign. King for just under 10 years, Henry's life was eventful and significant. It was he, with his victory at the Battle of Agincourt in 1415, his retaking of Normandy in 1417 and the signing of the Treaty of Troyes in 1420 that left him as the heir and regent of the French throne. The realisation of Edward III's ambition more than 50 years earlier. He was an able and charismatic leader, intelligent, capable of multi tasking with a f [...]

    2. A brilliant, if short, look into the man who was perhaps the greatest of English medieval kings written by and expert who has spent more than three decades researching the reign. The suggested reading section provides a great number of points for the historian to turn to. Highly recommended to the scholar as well as the general reader.

    3. I really enjoyed this - some might consider it a little dry but it's solidly grounded in fact which I like. I would say this is especially good if you are relatively new to this period of history as it gives a good coverage and background to Henry's reign.

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