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Henry V : the scourge of God

by Desmond Seward

  Print book : Biography  |  1st American ed

Henry V Hundred Years War   (2014-05-12)

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by jbmaxwell

This was a solid book on the background, early life and campaigns of Henry V.  I believe the author did a good job in building the portrait of Henry, the transformation of his character and how he executed his ambitions as king.  Given the length of the book, it does a good job at covering a huge amount of detail in a relatively short amount of space.  There are countless points in the work where I found myself researching additional areas that lead to new subjects of interest.  To my way of thinking, this invitation to exploration is the mark of a good piece of literature.  The book has primary and secondary references, a glossary and index that helps clear up vocabulary used during the time of Henry the V.  I would recommend having my cell phone handy to look up additional areas of interest including pictures if you're interested.  That makes the reading a much more engrossing and enjoyable read.

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