A Vous Entier: John of Lancaster, 1389-1435
Alex R. Myers introduces the conciliatory and resourceful, hard-working and generousthe brother of Henry V, who was both an able soldier and a gifted Regent of France. Even his treatment of St. Joan by contemporary standards seems neither harsh nor dishonourable.
Few Englishmen of importance have enjoyed from their own time to the present day so high a reputation as Henry V. After his death, the English mourned him as a great King, whose untimely end had robbed them of a leader who would have accomplished a brilliant and lasting victory in France. Even the French chroniclers of the time spoke well of him; they praised particularly his zeal for justice, his courage, his loyalty and uprightness, his prudence, his energy and resolution, his ability, his chivalry, and his trust in God.