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Henry V By Christopher Allmand

Henry V
by Christopher Allmand

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Based on primary sources in both English and French archives, this biography depicts the reign of Henry V in the broad European context of the period. It concludes that through his personality the king united the country in war but also provided domestic security and solid government.
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Henry V by Christopher Allmand

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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About Christopher Allmand


Christopher Allmand was Professor of Medieval History at the University of Liverpool. Among his publications is The Hundred Years War: England and France at War, c.1300-c.1450.

Additional information

GOR009719878
Henry V by Christopher Allmand
Christopher Allmand
The English Monarchs Series
Used - Well Read
Paperback
Yale University Press
1997-10-23
480
0300073704
9780300073706
N/A
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