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By Desmond Seward | Comments: ( 851 ) | Date: ( Dec 13, 2019 )

In the course of the Hundred Years War, Henry V was the English figure most responsible for the mutual antipathy that existed between France and England His art of attacking an opponent by making total war on civilians, as well as soldiers, created tremendous distrust and enmity between the two countries, which survives even to this day He was a man of many contradictionIn the course of the Hundred Years War, Henry V was the English figure most responsible for the mutual antipathy that existed between France and England His art of attacking an opponent by making total war on civilians, as well as soldiers, created tremendous distrust and enmity between the two countries, which survives even to this day He was a man of many contradictions, a perverse mix of 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 at home to victories against the French that gratified an emerging English nationalism A tremendously ardent military strategist who experimented with ballistics and built the first English navy, at the time of his early death at the age of thirty six he controlled one third of modern day France.Utilizing new discoveries from local French historical societies, Desmond Seward draws a portrait of Henry V that shows him as a brilliant military strategist, ambitious conqueror, and, at least briefly, triumphant warrior king.


  • Title: The Warrior King and the Invasion of France: Henry V, Agincourt, and the Campaign that Shaped Medieval England
  • Author: Desmond Seward
  • ISBN: 9781605986449
  • Page: 326
  • Format: Hardcover

About Author:

Desmond Seward

Desmond Seward is a British popular historian and the author of many books about in Britain and France in the late Middle Ages.See enpedia wiki Desmond



Comments The Warrior King and the Invasion of France: Henry V, Agincourt, and the Campaign that Shaped Medieval England

  • Ian O'Brien

    A very smoothly written history describing Henry V - a "great man" who nonetheless exploited the French civil war between the Armagnacs and the Burgundians to occupy the country and bring great misery to the French. Son of a usurper, victory in France was meant to confer legitimacy on Henry's regime - instead this "Norman invasion in reverse" was ultimately unsustainable, and after his early death, quickly undone. Despite outward displays of piety & chivalry, 'Mr Massacre' created a lasting [...]


  • Daniel Kukwa

    It's not going to rock anyone's medieval world, but it's the epitome of a useful, readable historical resource. Something to reach for on the classroom bookshelf.


  • David Eppenstein

    Well this was a relatively short but informative biography about the English king of Shakespeare and Band of Brothers fame. It would appear this king is highly regarded as a hero to the English but his exploits are hardly noble or honorable. He managed to conquer a third of France including Paris but did so in such a manner as to doom any real hope of a lasting governance of the territory. He was violent and brutal in the extreme and delusional in his belief of divine support for his actions. In [...]


  • Lori Winslow

    I liked this book and felt like I learned about Henry V, but I was initially put off. Apparantly the author is presenting a point of view that is not commonly shared, and the whole first chapter is him explaining himself. I didn't have any strong previous knowledge so this didn't resonate with me. The author does continue to point out the differences with the popular English view and the differences he has unearthed. I did have trouble keeping up with all the players involved, but the is due to [...]


  • Michael

    Decent as far as the history goes. Unfortunately taken as a piece of entertainment the book is somewhat forgettable.


  • Michael

    This readable short history is a good antidote for those who grew up with the charming Prince Hal of Shakespeare's "Henry IV, 1-2" or who know this king only from Kenneth Branagh's stirring film of "Henry V." St Crispin's Day indeed! Instead of such visions, this book presents the monarch as a bloodthirsty yet priggish leader who left only destruction and embittered Franco-British relations as his legacy - and who probably bore some blame for the fratricidal Wars of the Roses that broke out not [...]


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