First edition, first printing. Publisher's original black cloth with titles in gilt to the spine, in dustwrapper. Illustrated with 25 black and white photographic plates and three maps. A fine copy, the binding square and tight, the contents clean and crisp throughout and free from any previous owners' inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the fine dustwrapper. Not price-clipped (£19.95 to the front flap). A superb copy.
In this widely acclaimed biography, the medieval historian Bertram Wolffe challenges the traditional view of Henry VI as an unworldly, innocent, and saintly monarch and offers instead a finely drawn but critical portrait of an ineffectual ruler, providing a fascinating and challenging political biography of a king previously considered to have only a 'religious' life. An uncommon first edition.
Stock code: 19261