Henry V [1387-1422] -- English monarch, King of England
Earl of Chester
Duke of Cornwall
Prince of Wales
a/k/aEngland (1413-1422), King
Ireland (1413-1422), Lord of
Second of the Lancastrian kings of England, he was the son of ¤Henry IV; created earl of Chester, duke of Cornwall, prince of Wales (1399); directed war on Welch rebels (1402-08); planned French war and commanded English army which invaded France and won a remarkable victory at the battle of Agincourt (25 Oct 1415); influential in the election of Pope Martin V (1417); married (1420) Catherine of Valois, daughter of Charles VI of France; recognized by the French in the treaty of Troyes (1420) as regent and heir to the French throne; died young while planning to secure his position against further French opposition. Succeeded by his son, Henry VI, who was expelled from France by the military successes of Joan of Arc and Charles VII.
In the battle at Agincourt,
Henry's forces won the day despite being vastly outnumbered 13,000 to 50,000 by the French,
largly due to the deadly effect of the English longbow.
The stupidity of the French knights who dismounted
and became mired in the mud was also a factor.
French losses: ca 5000.
English losses: 133.
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- Henry V, king of England. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
- Henry V: British Monarchs
- Henry V, king of England
- King Henry V of England
- History of the Monarchy > The Lancastrians > Henry V The official Royal site
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- Shakespeare's Henry V
- The Life of King Henry the Fifth. Craig, W.J., ed. 1914. The Oxford Shakespeare Nicely segmented into acts and scenes
- William Shakespeare: King Henry V
- Introduction to Shakespeare's Henry V
- ClassicNotes: Henry V About the Play
- Mr. William Shakespeare and the Internet This site attempts two things: 1) To be a complete annotated guide to the scholarly Shakespeare resources available on Internet. 2) To present new Shakespeare material unavailable elsewhere on the Internet.
- Father: ¤Henry IV "Bolingbroke" Plantagenet [1366-1413] English monarch
- Son: ¤Henry VI [1421-1471] English monarch