Henry V As Warlord: Classic Military History

Henry V As Warlord: Classic Military History

by Desmond Seward


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ISBN-13: 9780141390581
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/28/2002
Edition description: REISSUE
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 6.38(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.82(d)

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

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ksmyth on LibraryThing 3 months ago
The back cover of my Penguin edition doesn't do this book justice. Seward examines the reign of Henry V, focusing on his rule in France. Seward makes the argument that Lancastrian rule in France from 1417 to Henry's death in 1422 and the years after were a catastrophe for France. Henry was a consummate soldier and more than willing to mete out death to his enemies, seize property to suit his needs and without any consideration for its effects. Further, Seward demonstrates, Henry's protracted war of conquest in France effectively bankrupted his household and was beyond England's means to continue it. He also offers us some insight to Henry's character, though much of that is based on presumption drawn from the writings of contemporary chroniclers. Henry V As Warlord filled in a lot of the blank spaces in my knowledge and is a worthwhile addition to any Hundred Years War library.