Good King Harry

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Set against the sweeping backdrop of medieval England, Good King Harry brilliantly brings to life one of the most fascinating, conflicted monarchs in history: Henry V. Evoking the sights and sounds of fifteenth-century London, acclaimed author Denise Giardina artfully illuminates the double-edged sword of power--and the momentous events that unfold in the making of a king. . . .

A contemplative soul imbued with a compassion and mental agility beyond his years, young Harry, Prince of Wales--the future King Henry V--is marked early as the object of his father's scorn. For in the eyes of Lord Bolingbroke, his son is but a weak link in the House of Lancaster with a dangerous loyalty to the rebellious Welsh that must be broken.

As Harry reaches maturity, the battle within his heart grows fierce. Torn between the sensitivities of his soul and the uncompromising king he must become, Harry embarks on an odyssey rife with political agendas, sexual intrigue, and military combat--ultimately transforming into the accomplished monarch a volatile England so urgently demands.

Author: Denise Giardina
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Published: 12/21/1999
Pages: 416
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 1.17lbs
Size: 8.56h x 5.48w x 1.01d
ISBN13: 9780449005750
ISBN10: 0449005755
BISAC Categories:
- Fiction | Historical | General
- Fiction | Literary
- Fiction | Psychological

About the Author
Denise Giardina was born and raised in West Virginia. She is the author of Good King Harry, Saints and Villains, Storming Heaven, and The Unquiet Earth.