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Book Signing With Dan Jones
Book Signing With Dan Jones

Wed, Sep 18

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The Stripey Badger

Book Signing With Dan Jones

Historian and popular TV presenter Dan Jones, will be returning to The Stripey Badger Bookshop on Wednesday 18th September from 12:00pm, to sign copies of his new book "Henry V: The Astonishing Rise Of England's Greatest Warrior King."

Time & Location

Sep 18, 2024, 12:00 PM

The Stripey Badger, 7 The Square, Grassington, Skipton BD23 5AQ, UK

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About the event

Dan Jones will be returning to The Stripey Badger for a signing of his new book, Henry V: The Astonishing Rise Of England's Greatest Warrior King. Which is out 12th September. 

We would appreciate if you RSVP to let us know you are planning to attend. 

Click here if you would like to reserve a copy of the book before the date.

If you are unable to attend let us know and we can have a copy signed for you to collect after the event. 

About the book: 

Henry V reigned over England for only nine years and four months, and  died at the age of just 35, but he looms over the landscape of the late  Middle Ages and beyond.   

The victor of Agincourt was a model king for  his successors. Shakespeare’s version of Henry V saw his youthful folly  redirected to sober statesmanship, and in the dark days of World War II,  Henry’s victories in France were recounted in British propaganda. Churchill called Henry ‘a gleam of splendour in the dark, troubled  story of medieval England’, while for one modern medievalist, Henry was,  quite simply, ‘the greatest man who ever ruled England’.  For Dan  Jones, Henry is one of the most intriguing characters in all medieval  history, but one of the hardest to pin down. He was a hardened,  sometimes brutal, warrior, yet he was also creative and artistic, with a  bookish temperament. He was a leader who made many mistakes,  who misjudged his friends and family members, yet always seemed to  triumph when it mattered.    

As king, he saved a shattered country from  economic ruin, put down rebellions and secured England’s borders; in  foreign diplomacy, he made England a serious player once more. Yet  through his conquests in northern France, he sowed the seeds for three  generations of calamity at home, in the form of the Wars of the Roses.  Dan Jones’s life of Henry V provides unprecedented insight into the  critical first 26 years of his life before he became king. Both a  standalone biography and a completion of Dan’s sequence of English  medieval histories that began with The Plantagenets and The Hollow  Crown, Henry V is a thrilling and unmissable life of England’s greatest  king from our best-selling medieval historian.

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