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Then he speculates as to the purpose of a particular line item. Very entertaining … and enlightening. One of the nice touches that Mortimer brings to this day by day narrative is the saga of a debt that Henry's father never repaid.

1415: Henry V's Year of Glory by Ian Mortimer

Two guys arrive from Poland and are passed from one bureaucrat to another. Weeks then months roll by and they journey to London, Westminster, Winchester, etc. Henry wanted to invade France in May to give his troops time to conquer and live off the land.


Negotiations pro forma with the French King just kept on pushing the date back The French knew what could occur. Now it is almost August of and the English ships are still in port!

And, Henry finds that there may be a treasonous plot at home.

All his plans are up for grabs. No spoiler alert because you know your history, or at least your Shakespeare. He picks Harfleur as his landing point. He will bring the city to its knees; they will recognize him as the rightful King of France; he will use Harfleur as his new 1415 henry vs year of glory The river, Seine, leads right to Paris!

What could go wrong? Tick tock; tick tock.

1415: Henry V's Year Of Glory

Henry departs months after he had planned. His supplies have dwindled. It is getting colder, rainier, and the crops that he hoped his troops could live off of are long harvested. This campaign was to demonstrate that God supported the English cause.

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1415 henry vs year of glory Has God forsaken Henry? Should he pack up, with his small victory and go home until spring? Can he defend the broken town of Harfleur?

If he does, can he survive an encounter with the French with his remaining troops? His advisors say almost to a man: He will challenge the Dauphin to a hand-to-hand combat to settle the crown of France.

And, he will march his remaining troops through Normandy to Calais to prove his faith and purpose.

He also does a creditable job of wading through the dross of many centuries full of praise to give us as good a picture of what actually took place at Agincourt. There is a lot to sift through, and he makes use of both English and French sources. In addition, the king's story is told against the background of other important developments in Europe, in particular the struggle for power within the Catholic 1415 henry vs year of glory and official attempts to eradicate any deviant religious beliefs.

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