In 1437, the Lancaster king Henry VI ascends the throne of England after years of semi-peaceful regency. Named "The Lamb," Henry is famed more for his gentle and pious nature than his father's famous battlefield exploits; already, his dependence on his closest men has stirred whispers of weakness at court.
A secret truce negotiated with France to trade British territories for a royal bride - Margaret of Anjou - sparks revolts across English territory. The rival royal line, the House of York, sees the chaos brought on by Henry's weakness and with it not only opportunity in the monarch, but also their patriotic duty in ousting an ineffectual king. As storm clouds gather over England, King Henry and his supporters find themselves besieged abroad and at home. Who or what can save the kingdom before it is too late?
©2014 Conn Iggulden (P)2014 Recorded Books
As ever, Iggulden is a master of research and of embodying characters, both real and imagined. Curless' voices are nuanced and satisfying, like salt to the roast!
Yes, he could have given it a narrative and a plot. I listened to the first hour and it seemed to be mostly a bunch of researched history pasted together with a few scraps of narrative. I couldn't stand the thought of listening to 10+ more hours so I returned it.
Currently a local truck driver who has hours to listen to my audio books. I am hooked, some of my fellow drivers enjoy them also
broken system power
Dairy, and the queen both wanted the same thing to see Henry V1 same his people
Storming of the tower, and the kaos of London under attack
The king for he was a good hearted man, just had a feeble body
I enjoyed the story that added interest in dry historical facts, although the author admits some slight errors to make the story more interesting
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