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In this new assessment of Henry VI, David Grummitt synthesizes a wealth of detailed research into Lancastrian England that has taken place throughout the last three decades to provide a fresh appraisal of the house's last King. The biography places Henry in the context of Lancastrian political culture and considers how his reign was shaped by the times in which he lived. From his coronation at nine months old, to the legacy of his reign in the centuries after his death, this is a balanced, detailed and engaging biography of one of England's most enigmatic kings and will be essential reading…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
In this new assessment of Henry VI, David Grummitt synthesizes a wealth of detailed research into Lancastrian England that has taken place throughout the last three decades to provide a fresh appraisal of the house's last King. The biography places Henry in the context of Lancastrian political culture and considers how his reign was shaped by the times in which he lived. From his coronation at nine months old, to the legacy of his reign in the centuries after his death, this is a balanced, detailed and engaging biography of one of England's most enigmatic kings and will be essential reading for all students of late medieval England, and the Wars of the Roses.
  • Produktdetails
  • Routledge Historical Biographies
  • Verlag: Taylor & Francis
  • Artikelnr. des Verlages: Y140358
  • 1st ed.
  • Erscheinungstermin: 19. Mai 2015
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 195mm x 128mm x 20mm
  • Gewicht: 306g
  • ISBN-13: 9780415639934
  • ISBN-10: 041563993X
  • Artikelnr.: 42488797
Inhaltsangabe
Introduction
The Lancastrian Legacy I: England 1399-1422
The Lancastrian Legacy II: France 1415-1422
'Woe to you, O land, when your king is a child': England and France 1422-1429
Coronations and counsel: 1429-1437
Majority Rule I: patronage and the king's household 1437-1450
Majority Rule II: peace and piety 1437-1450
Henry VI, Jack Cade and the Duke of York: 1450-1455
Civil War and the End of the House of Lancaster: 1455-1461
Exile, Imprisonment and the Readeption: 1461-1471
Epilogue: John Blacman and the Saintly King
Conclusion
Rezensionen
"...Grummitt's portrait provides a valuable context that explores the political and philosophical notions of power that drove policy and established reputation. Summing Up: Recommended." L.C. Attreed, College of the Holy Cross, USA, CHOICE Review "David Grummitt's latest book is a succinct, accessible and confident account of the life and reign of Henry VI. It evaluates with maturity and good sense the divergent views that have been expressed about this enigmatic king, within a distinctive context of what Dr Grummitt identifies as 'Lancastrian' cultural values." Ralph Griffiths, Swansea University, UK 'David Grummitt provides us with a new picture of the complicated and nuanced reign of the religious, proud, and ill King Henry VI; the political and cultural values of the Lancastrians infuse Grummitt's view of the sometimes contradictory and often elusive Henry, offering us a new vantage of the mid-fifteenth century.' Wendy Turner, Georgia Regents University, USA