Command: Henry V

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (2.15 hours)
Product Number: Z10959
Released: May 15, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781490682556
Narrator/s: Jamie Glover
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Description

Immortalised in the plays of Shakespeare, Henry V is the most famous and celebrated of all England's medieval monarchs. Although his most famous battles and conquests took place in France, Henry, as was common amongst medieval aristocracy, was introduced to battle at an early age when he fought with his father, Henry IV, at the battle of Shrewsbury in 1403. On his accession to the throne, Henry turned his attention towards foreign affairs and the English position in France. This title will examine Henry's key battles and sieges, how he systematically extended English control throughout northern France and how he was perceived by his contemporaries as a military leader. It will also deal with his controversial military decisions, such as the slaughter of the French prisoners at Agincourt.

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Author(s): Marcus Cowper
Genre: History
Imprint: Clipper Audio

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Author(s): Marcus Cowper
Narrator(s): Jamie Glover
Genre: History
Product Number CP0416
Released: Dec 15, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781490678207

Professional reviews

"Brisk pacing and firm articulation define this short history of Britain's legendary warrior king. It took Shakespeare three plays to condense Henry V and his milieu. (He appears in HENRY V and both parts of HENRY IV.) Cowper's text and Jamie Glover's reading reduce his story to a little over two hours, capturing the essentials of dynastic conflict and medieval land claims while telling a rousing and glorious story. A valuable resource for students, teachers, and anyone who has ever stumbled through Shakespeare's cycle devoted to those bewildering shifts in rulers and domains, this is a title that will also appeal to history buffs and fans of military history. D.A.W. (c) AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine"

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