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Henry V pocket GIANTS.

Author: A J Pollard
Publisher: New York : The History Press, 2014.
Series: Pocket GIANTS.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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In this concise, accessible, and engaging biography, Pollard rejects the jingoistic approach to one of England's most renowned military heroes. Henry V enjoyed spectacular success against the French, coming tantalisingly close to conquering the vast country and imposing and English dynasty; this in a reign of just nine years, in only seven of which he was at war. Even before he died the heroic myth, later enshrined  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Pollard, A J.
Henry V pocket GIANTS.
New York : The History Press, ©2014
Named Person: Henry, King of England; Henry, King of England; Henry, King of England
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: A J Pollard
ISBN: 9780750955249 0750955244
OCLC Number: 870244416
Description: 1 online resource (107 pages).
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Dedication; Acknowledgements; Contents; Introduction 'His deeds exceed all speech'; 1 'So blest a son': Childhood and Youth, 1386-1406; 2 'Riot and dishonour stain the brow': Prince Hal in Politics, 1406-13; 3 'Presume not that I am the thing I was': The New King, 1413-14; 4 'Now thrive the armourers': Preparation for War, 1414-15; 5 'The game's afoot': Harfleur and Agincourt, 1415; 6 'Once more into the breach': The Conquest of Normandy, 1416-19; 7 'The vasty fields of France': War and Peace, 1419-22; 8 'Gentlemen in England now abed': The Home Front, 1417-22. 9 'We in it shall be remembered': Apotheosis and Reputation10 'This star of England': Assessment; Appendix Henry V's Portrait; Map; Family Tree; Notes; Further Reading; Glossary; Timeline; Copyright.
Series Title: Pocket GIANTS.

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Henry V is the best-known military hero in English history: better known than Marlborough or Wellington, or his grandfather, Edward III. His victories have become the touchstone of English  Read more...

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