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The celebrated and bestselling medieval biographer turns his pen to King Henry V and the legendary Battle of Agincourt.
Ian Mortimer has BA and PhD degrees in history from Exeter University and an MA in archive studies from University College London. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society in 1998, and was awarded the Alexander Prize (2004) by the Royal Historical Society for his work on the social history of medicine. He is the author of three medieval biographies, The Greatest Traitor- The Life of Sir Roger Mortimer (2003),The Perfect King- The Life of Edward III (2006), and The Fears of Henry IV- The Life of England's Self-Made King (2007) as well as the bestselling The Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England (2008). He lives with his wife and three children on the edge of Dartmoor.
"Ian Mortimer's 1415: Henry V's Year of Glory is compelling, exuberant and erudite - combining the vivid drama of medieval character and battle with the vigour of revisionist history" -- Simon Sebag Montefiore, author of Young Stalin "Mortimer creates a new and convincing likeness of medieval England's most iconic king" -- Nick Rennison * Sunday Times * "Mortimer writes biographical history with formidable energy and panache... This is the most illuminating exploration of the reality of fifteenth-century life that I have ever read" * Independent * "Ian Mortimer... has virtually single-handedly put medieval history back in the hands of ordinary readers, combining scrupulous research with a wonderfully iconoclastic approach to storytelling" -- Dominic Sandbrook * Daily Telegraph * "Bold...new and unexpected" -- Anne Wroe * The Economist *