John Matusiak is a frequent contributor to History Review and History Today, and is the author of Henry V.
"Excellent throughout, an acid-etched and bracingly caustic examination of Henry s reign that for once doesn t waste readers time with endless petticoat-obsessions about the infamous six wives. Matusiak has bigger fish to fry than mere serial wiving; his central contention is that Henry would still have been a deplorable ruler even if he d been as chaste as the Virgin Mary. He indicts Henry on professional grounds, as a bad king." --Steve Donoghue Writer for Open Letters Monthly and The Washington Post