Henry VI
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Henry VI by John Mescal

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Published by Catholic Truth Society in London .
Written in English



  • Great Britain


  • Henry VI, King of England, 1421-1471.,
  • Great Britain -- History -- Henry VI, 1422-1461.,
  • Great Britain -- Kings and rulers -- Biography.

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Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. [51]-52.

Statementby John Mescal.
LC ClassificationsDA257 .M34
The Physical Object
Pagination52 p. ;
Number of Pages52
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3797639M
ISBN 100851833241
LC Control Number81101314

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