Nov 02, 2019 · In Kenneth Branagh’s loyal adaptation of Shakespeare’s Henry V, a charming Henry woos Catherine of Valois, played by Emma Thompson. While Thompson and Branagh were both about 30 years old at the time of filming, the real-life Catherine of was only 18 when she married Henry, a man nearly twice her age.
Nov 09, 2009 · Henry IV died in 1413, and the 26-year-old prince took the throne as Henry V. Conspiracies soon arose among his onetime friends to unseat him in favor of Richard II’s heir Edmund Mortimer.
Catherine de' Medici married Henry, Duke of Orléans, the future Henry II of France, in Marseille on 28 October 1533. She gave birth to nine children, of whom four sons and three daughters survived into adulthood. Three of her sons became kings of France, while two of her daughters married kings and one married a duke.
On 23 May 1533, Cranmer, sitting in judgement at a special court convened at Dunstable Priory to rule on the validity of Henry's marriage to Catherine, declared the marriage unlawful, even though Catherine had testified that she and Arthur had never had physical relations. Five days later, on 28 May 1533, Cranmer ruled that Henry and Anne's ...