Wars of the Roses: Stormbird
Conn Iggulden - internationally best-selling author of the Emperor and Conqueror series - launches a brand new historical series
King Henry V - the great Lion of England - is long dead.
In 1437, the pious and gentle Henry VI, the Lamb, comes of age and accedes to the English throne. His poor health and frailty of mind render him a weakling king, dependent on his closest men to run his kingdom.
Yet there are those who believe England must be led by a strong king if she is to survive. With England's territories in France under threat, and rumours of revolt at home, fears grow that Henry and his advisers will see the country slide into ruin. With a secret deal struck for Henry to marry a young French noblewoman, Margaret of Anjou, those fears become all too real.
As storm clouds gather over England, King Henry and his supporters find themselves besieged abroad and at home. Who, or what can save the kingdom before it is too late?