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Henry V : The Conscience of a King / Malcolm Vale.

Author/Creator:
Vale, M. G. A. (Malcolm Graham Allan) author., Author,
Publication:
New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, [2016]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (288 pages)
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
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Language:
In English.
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Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
More than just a single-minded warrior-king, Henry V comes to life in this fresh account as a gifted ruler acutely conscious of spiritual matters and his subjects' welfare Shakespeare's centuries-old portrayal of Henry V established the king's reputation as a warmongering monarch, a perception that has persisted ever since. But in this exciting, thoroughly researched volume a different view of Henry emerges: a multidimensional ruler of great piety, a hands-on governor who introduced a radically new conception of England's European role in secular and ecclesiastical affairs, a composer of music, an art patron, and a dutiful king who fully appreciated his obligations toward those he ruled. Historian Malcolm Vale draws on extensive primary archival evidence that includes many documents annotated or endorsed in Henry's own hand. Focusing on a series of themes-the interaction between king and church, the rise of the English language as a medium of government and politics, the role of ceremony in Henry's kingship, and more-Vale revises understandings of Henry V and his conduct of the everyday affairs of England, Normandy, and the kingdom of France.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
Prelude: Baptism of Fire
Introduction
1. The Everyday Business of Kingship
2. 'In mine own hand': the Personalisation of Kingship
3. The King and the English Language
4. The King and the Church I: Public Piety and Private Devotion
5. The King and the Church II: Prerogative, Power and the Papacy
6. The King and the Peaceful Arts
7. Last Will and Legacy
Conclusion
Appendix
Bibliography
Illustration Credits
Index
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Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 15. Sep 2020)
Contributor:
De Gruyter.
ISBN:
9780300160345
Publisher Number:
10.12987/9780300160345 doi
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Restricted for use by site license.