Henry V, Holy Warrior
The Reign of a Medieval King in Context
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About the Book
King Henry V saw his reign and military efforts in France as a holy crusade to reclaim the French throne for his ancestors. Almost everything he did was governed by a well-thought-out philosophy that united political power, religious devotion and military success. This book includes the most up-to-date research on Henry V’s reign, with a focus on historiography. His role in English history, as well as his actions as a ruler and military commander, are discussed throughout the text. This approach demonstrates how historians interact with a complicated academic literature that oscillates between hero worship and vilification of Henry. In the end, Henry V is measured by the standards of his day and was unquestionably a successful warrior king.
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About the Author(s)
Timothy M. Thibodeau
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: ca. 9 photos, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2022