Henry V: New Interpretations by Gwilym Dodd

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Henry V (1413-22) is largely acclaimed because the such a lot winning overdue medieval English king. In his brief reign of 9 and a part years, he re-imposed the guideline of legislation, made the crown solvent, decisively overwhelmed heresy, accomplished a momentous victory on the conflict of Agincourt (1415), and negotiated a remarkably beneficial cost for the English over the French within the Treaty of Troyes (1420). notably, he restored the popularity of the English monarchy and united the English humans in the back of the crown following a long time of upheaval and political turmoil. yet who used to be the fellow in the back of those achievements? What explains his good fortune? How did he gather the sort of excellent attractiveness? The ground-breaking essays contained during this quantity give you the first concerted research of those questions in over twenty years. Contributions diversity generally around the interval of Henry's lifestyles, together with his early years as Prince of Wales. they think about how Henry raised the cash to fund his army campaigns and the way his topics spoke back to those monetary exactions; how he secured royal authority within the localities and cultivated aid in the political group; and the way he consolidated his rule in France and earned for himself a name because the archetypal overdue medieval warrior king. total, the contributions offer new insights and a higher figuring out of the way Henry accomplished this epithet. Gwilym Dodd is an affiliate Professor within the division of heritage, college of Nottingham. individuals: Christopher Allmand, Mark Arvanigian, Michael Bennett, Anne Curry, Gwilym Dodd, Maureen Jurkowski, Alison okay. McHardy, Neil Murphy, W. Mark Ormrod, Jenny Stratford, Craig Taylor.

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But the grant of the annuity was a clear sign that the king did not intend to disparage his cousin’s son. In that respect it was 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Allmand, Henry V, p. 12. C. L. Kingsford, Henry V: The Typical Medieval Hero (London, 1901), p. 16. N. Saul, Richard II (London, 1997), pp. 473–4. TNA, E 403/561, m. 14. C. Given Wilson, The English Nobility in the Late Middle Ages (London, 1987), p. 155. Saul, Richard II, p. 404. The assumption is that the young Henry would have been present, but so far this has not been proved.

3d; 791/1 m. 11 (Chester). TNA, SC 6/805/1 m. 3; SC 6 805/5 m. 4; Wylie, Henry the Fourth, I, 301. 28 The Finances of ‘young lord Henry’ What of the Prince’s financial position in the first year of the new reign? Further detailed research is needed on the surviving accounts, as well as interpolations from earlier and later accounts to fill gaps in knowledge, but some basic points can be made. It is apparent that the income from Prince Henry’s newly acquired lands was constrained by past and current decisions.

For the point that this Derbyshire and Staffordshire area of the Duchy was well represented in Gaunt’s household see H. Castor, The King, the Crown and the Duchy of Lancaster: Public Authority and Private Power 1399–1461 (Oxford, 2000), pp. 195–6. N. B. Lewis, ‘Indentures of Retinue with John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, Enrolled in Chancery 1367–1399’, Camden Miscellany 22 (Camden 4th series 1, 1964), no. 5; TNA, DL 42/15 m. 1v, cited in S. Walker, The Lancastrian Affinity (Oxford, 1990), p. 275.

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