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Henry VI

Author: Bertram Percy Wolffe
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2001] ©2001
Series: Yale English monarchs.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Bertram Wolffe challenges the traditional view of Henry VI as an unworldly, innocent and saintly monarch and offers instead a finely-drawn but critical portrait of an ineffectual ruler. Drawing on widespread contemporary evidence, Wolffe describes the failures of Henry's long reign from 1422 to 1471, which included the collapse of justice, the loss of the French territories and the final disintegration of his  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
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Wolffe, Bertram Percy.
Henry VI.
New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2001
(DLC) 2001087996
(OCoLC)48032728
Named Person: Henry, King of England; Henry, King of England; Henry, (King of England); Henri VI (roi d'Angleterre; 1421-1471); König VI ) Heinrich (England; Henry, King of England
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bertram Percy Wolffe
ISBN: 9780300183993 0300183992
OCLC Number: 884499358
Language Note: In English.
Notes: Originally published: London : Eyre Metheun, 1981. With new foreword.
Description: 1 online resource (xxvii, 400 pages, 12 unnumbered pages leaves of plates) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: The myth of the royal saint --
An infant king --
Coronations --
Royal adolescence --
The attainment of power --
The royal entourage --
Patronage, faction and injustice in England, 1437-1450 --
The founder of Eton and King's --
War and peace : the problems of Normandy and Gascony, 1437-1443 --
Marriage and truce, 1443-1445 --
Surrender and defeat, 1445-1450 --
Parliamentary opposition and popular risings, 1449-1450 --
The frustration of Richard Duke of York, 1450-1453 --
Madness, 1453-1455 --
The first battle of St Albans and its consequences --
The loss of the throne --
The last ten years --
Apotheosis --
Appendix : itinerary of Henry VI, 1436-1461.
Series Title: Yale English monarchs.
Other Titles: Henry 6th
Henry the sixth
Responsibility: Bertram Wolffe.
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In this biography of Henry VI, Bertram Wolffe challenges the traditional view of Henry VI as an unworldly, innocent and saintly monarch and offers instead a critical portrait of an ineffectual ruler.  Read more...

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