Henry IV By Ian Mortimer

Henry IV began his reign as a popular king. But in the next six years, his rule and his life were threatened by no less than eight overthrow and assassination attempts. What went wrong? Here historian Ian Mortimer takes a close look at the powerful political and social forces shaping the reign of the first Lancastrian king.


Ian Mortimer

Ian Mortimer is a British historian and historical fiction author. He holds a PhD from the University of Exeter and a Master’s degree from the University of London, and is currently a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. He is the author of the Sunday Times best-selling book The Time Traveler’s Guide to Medieval England, as well as detailed biographies of Roger Mortimer, First Earl of March, Edward III, Henry IV, and Henry V. He is well known for developing and promoting the theory that Edward II did not meet his end in Berkeley Castle in 1327, as is held by conventional theory. His historical fiction novel, the first book in the Clarenceux Trilogy, was published under the alias of James Forrester.

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