Henry V, Holy Warrior

The Reign of a Medieval King in Context

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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 is a professor of history at Nazareth College of Rochester in New York. He has published extensively on the history of Christianity in the Middle Ages. He also has been a contributor to national and international media outlets, including the History Channel.

Bibliographic Details

Timothy M. Thibodeau

Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: ca. 9 photos, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2022
pISBN: 978-1-4766-8708-7
eISBN: 978-1-4766-4620-6
Imprint: McFarland