• 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

  • 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
  • and unexpected

    Anne Wroe, The Economist

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