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The shadow king : the life and death of Henry VI, Lauren Johnson

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The shadow king : the life and death of Henry VI
Title
The shadow king
Title remainder
the life and death of Henry VI
Statement of responsibility
Lauren Johnson
Title variation
Life and death of Henry VI
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Firstborn son of a warrior father who defeated the French at Agincourt, 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 remarkable 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"--Publisher's description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Johnson, Lauren
Dewey number
942.043092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DA257
LC item number
.J64 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Henry
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Henry
  • Kings and rulers
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
Label
The shadow king : the life and death of Henry VI, Lauren Johnson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • 3
  • p. 407
  • 32
  • 'Out of the north an evil shall break'
  • p. 420
  • 33
  • 'Lost irretrievably'
  • p. 439
  • Part IV
  • 'The Great Rebellious Henry'
  • 34
  • 'The universal joy and comfort of us all'
  • 'Perverse and variable fortune'
  • p. 451
  • 35
  • 'Outwards enemies'
  • p. 466
  • 36
  • 'False imaginations'
  • p. 479
  • 37
  • 'I am the rock of the English kingdom'
  • p. 39
  • p. 487
  • 38
  • 'Have not the English always betrayed their kings?'
  • p. 499
  • 39
  • 'That puppet of a king'
  • p. 514
  • 40
  • 'The shadow on the wall'
  • p. 529
  • 4
  • Part V
  • Afterlife
  • 41
  • 'Very dolorous and discomforted queen of England'
  • p. 541
  • 42
  • 'Holy King Henry'
  • p. 545
  • 'The serpent of division'
  • p. 60
  • 5
  • 'Virtues and teachings convenient for the royal person'
  • p. 72
  • 6
  • Part I
  • 'The throne of his kingdom will be established'
  • p. 85
  • 7
  • 'Earthly goods'
  • p. 103
  • 8
  • 'Mother of mercy, save both realms'
  • p. 115
  • 9
  • 'Treason walking'
  • Child King
  • p. 129
  • 10
  • 'The royal crown is in the hand of God'
  • p. 137
  • Part II
  • Adult Rule
  • 11
  • 'A fixed purpose'
  • p. 151
  • 12
  • 1
  • 'To the counsellors of peace is joy'
  • p. 163
  • 13
  • 'Instruments of necromancy'
  • p. 173
  • 14
  • 'Welcome... Princess, our lady sovereign'
  • p. 190
  • 15
  • 'Stretch forth the hand'
  • 'That divine king your father'
  • p. 199
  • 16
  • 'The mutability of worldly changes'
  • p. 211
  • 17
  • 'Great and grievous reverses and fortunes of war'
  • p. 222
  • 18
  • 'O king, if king you are, rule yourself'
  • p. 234
  • p. 3
  • 19
  • 'Beware, King Henry, how thou do, let no longer thy traitors go loose'
  • p. 245
  • 20
  • 'The harvest of heads'
  • p. 255
  • 21
  • 'The true blood of the realm'
  • p. 268
  • 22
  • 2
  • 'My most dread sovereign lord'
  • p. 282
  • 23
  • 'The most precious, most joyful and most comfortable earthly treasure that might come unto this land'
  • p. 294
  • Part II
  • 'A Kingdom Divided Against Itself'
  • 24
  • 'The beginning of sorrows'
  • p. 305
  • 'In infant bands crowned king'
  • 25
  • 'Misrule doth rise'
  • p. 316
  • 26
  • 'The sword of vengeance'
  • p. 334
  • 27
  • 'Of queens that be crowned, so high none know I'
  • p. 350
  • 28
  • p. 24
  • 'Rejoice, England, in concord and unity'
  • p. 361
  • 29
  • 'Our mortal and extreme enemies'
  • p. 379
  • 30
  • 'The test of the sword'
  • p. 393
  • 31
  • 'Enemies on every side'
Control code
on1053998431
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus books hardcover edition.
Extent
xxvii, 700 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781643131283
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), maps, color portraits, genealogical tables
Label
The shadow king : the life and death of Henry VI, Lauren Johnson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • 3
  • p. 407
  • 32
  • 'Out of the north an evil shall break'
  • p. 420
  • 33
  • 'Lost irretrievably'
  • p. 439
  • Part IV
  • 'The Great Rebellious Henry'
  • 34
  • 'The universal joy and comfort of us all'
  • 'Perverse and variable fortune'
  • p. 451
  • 35
  • 'Outwards enemies'
  • p. 466
  • 36
  • 'False imaginations'
  • p. 479
  • 37
  • 'I am the rock of the English kingdom'
  • p. 39
  • p. 487
  • 38
  • 'Have not the English always betrayed their kings?'
  • p. 499
  • 39
  • 'That puppet of a king'
  • p. 514
  • 40
  • 'The shadow on the wall'
  • p. 529
  • 4
  • Part V
  • Afterlife
  • 41
  • 'Very dolorous and discomforted queen of England'
  • p. 541
  • 42
  • 'Holy King Henry'
  • p. 545
  • 'The serpent of division'
  • p. 60
  • 5
  • 'Virtues and teachings convenient for the royal person'
  • p. 72
  • 6
  • Part I
  • 'The throne of his kingdom will be established'
  • p. 85
  • 7
  • 'Earthly goods'
  • p. 103
  • 8
  • 'Mother of mercy, save both realms'
  • p. 115
  • 9
  • 'Treason walking'
  • Child King
  • p. 129
  • 10
  • 'The royal crown is in the hand of God'
  • p. 137
  • Part II
  • Adult Rule
  • 11
  • 'A fixed purpose'
  • p. 151
  • 12
  • 1
  • 'To the counsellors of peace is joy'
  • p. 163
  • 13
  • 'Instruments of necromancy'
  • p. 173
  • 14
  • 'Welcome... Princess, our lady sovereign'
  • p. 190
  • 15
  • 'Stretch forth the hand'
  • 'That divine king your father'
  • p. 199
  • 16
  • 'The mutability of worldly changes'
  • p. 211
  • 17
  • 'Great and grievous reverses and fortunes of war'
  • p. 222
  • 18
  • 'O king, if king you are, rule yourself'
  • p. 234
  • p. 3
  • 19
  • 'Beware, King Henry, how thou do, let no longer thy traitors go loose'
  • p. 245
  • 20
  • 'The harvest of heads'
  • p. 255
  • 21
  • 'The true blood of the realm'
  • p. 268
  • 22
  • 2
  • 'My most dread sovereign lord'
  • p. 282
  • 23
  • 'The most precious, most joyful and most comfortable earthly treasure that might come unto this land'
  • p. 294
  • Part II
  • 'A Kingdom Divided Against Itself'
  • 24
  • 'The beginning of sorrows'
  • p. 305
  • 'In infant bands crowned king'
  • 25
  • 'Misrule doth rise'
  • p. 316
  • 26
  • 'The sword of vengeance'
  • p. 334
  • 27
  • 'Of queens that be crowned, so high none know I'
  • p. 350
  • 28
  • p. 24
  • 'Rejoice, England, in concord and unity'
  • p. 361
  • 29
  • 'Our mortal and extreme enemies'
  • p. 379
  • 30
  • 'The test of the sword'
  • p. 393
  • 31
  • 'Enemies on every side'
Control code
on1053998431
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus books hardcover edition.
Extent
xxvii, 700 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781643131283
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), maps, color portraits, genealogical tables

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