Henry IV by Ian Mortimer audiobook

Henry IV: The Righteous King

By Ian Mortimer
Read by James Cameron Stewart

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781665256087

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Runtime: 22.25 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

The talented, confident, and intelligent son of John of Gaunt, Henry IV started his reign as a popular and charismatic king after he dethroned the tyrannical and wildly unpopular Richard II. But six years into his reign, Henry had survived eight assassination and overthrow attempts. Having broken God's law of primogeniture by overthrowing the man many people saw as the chosen king, Henry IV left himself vulnerable to challenges from powerful enemies about the validity of his reign. Even so, Henry managed to establish the new Lancastrian dynasty and a new rule of law—in highly turbulent times.

In this book, noted historian Ian Mortimer, author of The Time Traveler's Guide to Elizabethan London, explores the political and social forces that transformed Henry IV from his nation's savior to its scourge.

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[Mortimer] has an instinctive sympathy for the men about whom he writes, a real understanding of the mentalities of late medieval England, and a vivid historical imagination which lends colour and excitement to his pages Literary Review

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Author Bio: Ian Mortimer

Author Bio: Ian Mortimer

Ian Mortimer, PhD, is the author of The Time Traveler’s Guide to Medieval England. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society in 1998 and was awarded the Alexander Prize (2004) by the Royal Historical Society. He lives with his wife and three children on the edge of Dartmoor, in the southwest of England.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 22.25
Audience: Adult
Language: English