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  1. Henry V, also called Henry of Monmouth, was King of England and Lord of Ireland from 1413 until his death in 1422. Despite his relatively short reign, Henry's outstanding military successes in the Hundred Years' War against France made England one of the strongest military powers in Europe. Immortalised in Shakespeare's "Henriad" plays, Henry is known and celebrated as one of the greatest warrior-kings of medieval England. During the reign of his father Henry IV, Henry gained military experience

  2. Nov 08, 2022 · Henry V, (born September 16?, 1387, Monmouth, Monmouthshire, Wales—died August 31, 1422, Bois de Vincennes, France), king of England (1413–22) of the house of Lancaster, son of Henry IV. As victor of the Battle of Agincourt (1415, in the Hundred Years’ War with France), he made England one of the strongest kingdoms in Europe.

    • Family & Early Life
    • Succession
    • Hundred Years' War
    • Agincourt
    • King-To-Be of France
    • Death & Successor

    Henry was born on 16 September 1387 CE at Monmouth Castle, the son of Henry IV of England, the first of the kings of the House of Lancaster, and Mary of Bohun (b. c. 1369 CE). The ousting of Richard II of England (r. 1377-1399 CE) by Henry IV in 1399 CE (when he was known as Henry Bolingbroke) and the murder of the ex-king in Pontefract Castle in 1...

    Henry IV died of illness on 20 March 1413 CE. The king's health had been in decline since 1406 CE, and Prince Henry had already taken over some of the king's duties. Prince Henry, aged just 25, was crowned Henry V on 9 April 1413 CE in Westminster Abbey while a blizzard raged outside. The new king took his new responsibility seriously and banished ...

    The Hundred Years' War between England and France had started remarkably well for the English during the reign of Edward III. Aided by his son Edward the Black Prince(1330-1376 CE), great victories were won at Crécy in 1346 and Poitiers in 1356 CE. However, Charles V of France, aka Charles the Wise (r. 1364-1380 CE), steadily regained the initiativ...

    To give himself time to assemble funds and his army, Henry made diplomatic advances towards both of the French factions in 1415 CE. Nothing came of these discussions except, as the story goes, the son and heir of Charles VI, the Dauphin (another Charles), sent the young Henry a box of tennis balls with a note he should concentrate on sports rather ...

    Between 1417 and 1419 CE Henry conquered Normandy by persistent siege warfare of strategically important citiesand fortifications. Caen, for example, was taken in 1417 CE after a siege where no quarter was given by either side. Henry forbade his men from plundering but, despite once hanging an archer for stealing a small box from a church, this was...

    Henry died, probably of dysentery (although it may have been bowel cancer), aged 35, on 31 August 1422 CE at Bois de Vincennes in France. The English king had missed the chance to become the king of France by less than two months; Charles VI died on 21 October 1422 CE. Henry's body was returned to England and buried at Westminster Abbey, and he was...

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  3. Nov 09, 2009 · One of the most renowned kings in English history, Henry V (1387-1422) led two successful invasions of France, cheering his outnumbered troops to victory at the 1415 Battle of Agincourt and...

  4. Henry V of England quashes riots by the heretical Lollards. Aug 1415 Henry V of England foils a plot to usurp his throne, the 'Southampton Plot'. Sep 1415 Henry V of England captures the Fench port of Harfleur. 25 Oct 1415 Battle of Agincourt in France between English and French armies. The former, led by Henry V of England, were victorious.

  5. Oct 31, 2019 · Henry V was a man of contradictions. In youth, he was reportedly an “ assiduous cultivator of lasciviousness ,” but upon ascending to the throne of England in the early 15th century, he won...

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