"1415: Henry V's Year of Glory" shows new Henry V

For centuries, Englishmen have revered King Henry V as "the greatest man that ever ruled England,” but 1415: Henry V's Year of Glory, a new book by Ian Mortimer gives a new view of the king. Dominic Sandbrook of The Telegraph has a review.

According to Sandbrook, Mortimer calls Henry V a “militant Catholic fundamentalist”, who believes conquests are part of God’s plan. His military campaigns are designed to buttress his own position, his diplomacy is deceitful, and his financial management is imprudent. All in all, he is “a deeply flawed individual, undermined by his own pride and overwhelmed by his own authority”.