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Henry V as Warlord (Classic Military History)

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In Henry V as Warlord, acclaimed historian Desmond Seward sweeps away the myths and idolatry of Henry V to reveal a cruel, intolerant bigot who thirsted for victory at any cost. Seward shows the ruthlessness of the man who called himself "the scourge of God" when reproached for a massacre; exploited the dormant Hundred Years War for his own gains; and committed atrocities in battle. Henry V's blind ambition arose from his determination to prove his tenuous claim to the throne of England, which his father had usurped. Here, Seward argues that Henry V created a deep distrust between France and England that has lasted to this day.

"With precision, wit, and remarkable clarity, [Seward] chronicles the entwined lives of these 'half-savage squireens, scarcely more than peasants with coats of arms' through an all but unbelieveable saga of vanity, stupidity, and mindless greed." (The Washington Post Book World)

About the Author

Desmond Seward is a highly regarded historian of the late Middle Ages.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780141390581
Author:
Seward, Desmond
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
London
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
History
Subject:
Historical - British
Subject:
Medieval
Subject:
Henry V
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - General
Subject:
Military
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Series:
Classic military history
Series Volume:
175
Publication Date:
20020129
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
280
Dimensions:
8.42x5.30x.83 in. .69 lbs.

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Military » General
History and Social Science » Western Civilization » Medieval
History and Social Science » World History » Medieval and Renaissance

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