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Henry V as Warlord

Seward, Desmond

Verlag: Sidgwick & Jackson Ltd, London, 1987
ISBN 10: 0283993596 / ISBN 13: 9780283993596
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Titel: Henry V as Warlord

Verlag: Sidgwick & Jackson Ltd, London

Erscheinungsdatum: 1987

Einband: Hardcover

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Good to very good in dust jacket-clean copy -no markings; B&W Illustrations; 9.29 X 6.22 X 1.26 inches; 256 pages. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 40499

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Inhaltsangabe: This biography presents a radical reassessment of Henry V as a brutal warmonger. In the course of the Hundred Years War, Henry V was the English figure most responsible for the mutual antipathy that existed between French and Anglo-Saxon. His pursuit of "dampnum" the art of attacking an opponent by making total war on civilians as well as soldiers, created tremendous distrust and enmity between the French and English, which survives unto this day. He was a man of many contradictions, a perverse mix or rigorous orthodoxy - exemplified by his fanatical and intolerant religion - and of neurotic insecurity, stemming in part from the dubious nature of his claim to the English throne. Henry V owed his popularity to victories against the French which gratified the emerging English nationalism. A tremendously ardent military strategist who experimented with ballistics and built a navy with new carved planking, at the time of his early death at the age of 36 he ruled a third of France. Utilizing the discoveries of local French historical societies, Seward intends to draw a portrait of Henry V largely from the experience of the French.

Über den Autor: Desmond Seward was born in Paris and educated at Ampleforth and St Catharine's College, Cambridge. He is the author of many books including The Monks of War: The Military Religious Orders, The Hundred Years War, The Wars of the Roses, Eleanor of Aquitaine and Henry V as Warlord, Josephus, Masada and the Fall of Judaea (da Capo, US, April 2009), Wings over the Desert: in action with an RFC pilot in Palestine 1916-18 (Haynes Military, July 2009) and Old Puglia: A Portrait of South Eastern Italy (Haus August 2009).

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