Worth reading Well footnoted Eminently readable once one is used to the style a bit verbose than would be the standard now in a well edited book, although there are few enough of them repetition and tell them what you re going to tell them One or two pages in my Kindle edition seem to be missing we went straight from the early stage of a description of the battle of Shrewsbury to events a year or two later in a single sentence.Definitely shows its age first published 1919 Not many historians now would so frankly take sides and write about we when they mean England We would perhaps judge the waging of a war of aggression harshly now than was still acceptable in the early twentieth century Perhaps even so, I would expect there to be less moralising and judgement Mowat was very concerned with the questions of was he good was X wicked , questions which we no longer think are easy to answer in one time period judging another But these can be accepted as stylistic traits and the book taken on its face value. This is the first biography I have read of Henry V Needless to say, much of my previous experience comes solely from Shakespeare I have, however, just completed a MOOC on the battle of Agincourt since it s the 600th anniversary this year, and it was that than anything that made me request this book on NetGalley.Overall, I found it an enjoyable read The prose was easy going detailed but not in a stodgy, textbook style and the chapters were good lengths for me to read one per session I knew a lot of Agincourt from the MOOC, but it was interesting to learn of Henry s later expedition in Normandy I particularly appreciated the chapters that focused on separating myth from fact with a focus on what is known of Henry s youth, and his relationship with his father.In conclusion, this book was a very pleasant read, and it is a good starting point for those who, like myself, are making a first foray into the life and times of Henry V.I received this book as a free eBook review copy via NetGalley. Though Only Reigning For Nine Years, Henry V Is One Of The Most Famous Monarchs That England Has Ever Had Unusually For His Time, Henry V Was Born The Son Of An English Father And An English Mother He Was, In The Truest Sense, An English King In The Aftermath Of His Father S Reign, He Calmed The Vying Factions Of Nobles And United The Whole Of England, Before Leading An Almost Exclusively English Army Against The Ancient Foe Upon The Field Of Agincourt Henry V Would Become The Archetypal National Hero, His Rule, His Verve, And His Ideals Becoming The Very Idea Of England And Giving Rise To Something Greater The Idea Of National Patriotism To This Day He Is Still Seen By Some As The Originator Of Some Of Our Greatest Forces, A Restorer Of The Navy, And A Founder Of Military, International And Maritime Law Drawing Upon The Chroniclers Of The Time And Vast Array Of Literature That Has Since Followed Across The Centuries, This Study Goes Behind Shakespeare S Immortalised Hero To Explore What Made Henry V The King He Was, Debunking Myths Along The Way Robert Balmain Mowat Was An Acclaimed Scottish Historian, Appointed Professor Of History At Bristol University In During His Lifetime He Wrote A Number Of Books Regarding British And European History, Ranging From The Ancient World Up Until The Late Victorian Era Albion Press Is An Imprint Of Endeavour Press, The UK S Leading Independent Digital Publisher For Information On Our Titles Please Sign Up To Our Newsletter At Endeavourpress Each Week You Will Receive Updates On Free And Discounted Ebooks Follow Us On Twitter EndeavourPress And On Facebook Via We Are Always Interested In Hearing From Our Readers Endeavour Press Believes That The Future Is Now
Robert Balmain Mowat 1883 1941 was an acclaimed Scottish historian, appointed Professor of History at Bristol University in 1928 During his lifetime he wrote a number of books regarding British and European history, ranging from the Ancient World up until the late Victorian era.
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- Henry V
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- 07 October 2019 Robert Balmain Mowat