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"An entertaining and skillful; recreation of the life and times of a man whose charm and military genius-and concern for his subjects-made him one of the most popular kings in English history- Henry V"
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Fortune made his sword is spellbinding reading, and the picture Martha Rofheart paints of the hero-king, Henry V, is totally hypnotic in it's appeal. The book brings Henry magically to life in a multifaceted novel filled with turmoil, violence and romance, and it marks the debut of a major new talent in the arena of historical fiction. This is an entertaining and skillful recreation of the life and times of a man whose charm and military genius -- and concern for his subjects -- made him one of the most popular kings in English history. The story brings to life not only the man, but one of the most fantastic periods in the fifteenth century. Among the last of the great medieval rulers and the first of the ardent nation builders, Henry V is seen from several perspectives: his queen; his beautiful Welsh mistress, Morgan; his court jester, the fool; a comrade-in-arms; and his own point of view as both boy and man. As actors in this immense drama, they illuminate the many sides of Henry V's personality -- the devil-may-care prince portrayed by Shakespeare, the bold hero of Agincourt, the husband of Katherine of Valois, and the warrior-peacemaker who welded England, Wales and France into a single kingdom. FORTUNE MADE HIS SWORD will prove a compelling reading experience for everyone who enjoys a good story told with felicity and a fine regard for historical accuracy.About the Author:
Writing is a second career for Martha Rofheart. She spent her earlier years in the theater, playing with such stars as the Lunts and Helen hays. Familiarity with Shakespearean roles, in particular the Chronicle plays, led her to the writing of this novel. Miss Rofheart was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but much of her background is Welsh. The legend and history of Wales which appear in this novel were learned first at her grandfather's knee. This is her first novel.
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Book Description Putnam Pub Group. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0399103163. Seller Inventory # M8-424
Book Description Putnam Pub Group, 1972. Hardcover. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0399103163
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Book Description Putnam Pub Group. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0399103163 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.1073968