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Author Johnson, Lauren (Historian), author.

Title The shadow king : the life and death of Henry VI / Lauren Johnson.

Edition First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
Publication Info. New York : Pegasus Books, 2019.
©2019
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Description xxvii, 700 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps, genealogical tables ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 579-601) and index.
Summary Firstborn son of a warrior father who defeated the French at Agin- court, Henry VI of the House of Lancaster inherited the crown not only of England but also of France, at a time when Plantagenet dominance over the Valois dynasty was at its glorious height. And yet, by the time he died in the Tower of London in 1471, France was lost, his throne had been seized by his rival, Edward IV of the House of York, and his kingdom had descended into the violent chaos of the Wars of the Roses. Henry VI is perhaps the most troubled of English monarchs, a pious, gentle, well-intentioned man who was plagued by bouts of mental illness. In The Shadow King, Lauren Johnson tells his remark- able and sometimes shocking story in a fast-paced and colorful narrative that captures both the poignancy of Henry's life and the tumultuous and bloody nature of the times in which he lived.
Subject Henry VI, King of England, 1421-1471.
Great Britain -- Kings and rulers -- Biography.
Great Britain -- History -- Henry VI, 1422-1461.
Genre Biographies.
ISBN 9781643131283
1643131281
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