William Shakespeare

The Life of King Henry V

Henry V is a history play by William Shakespeare, believed to be written in 1599. It is based on the life of King Henry V of England, and focuses on events immediately before and after the Battle of Agincourt during the Hundred Years' War.
The play is the final part of a tetralogy, preceded by Richard II, Henry IV, part 1 and Henry IV, part 2. The original audiences would thus have already been familiar with the title character, who was depicted in the Henry IV plays as a wild, undisciplined lad known as "Prince Hal." In Henry V, the young prince has become a mature man and embarks on an attempted conquest of France.
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  • hgkayla81has quoted5 years ago
    England bleed:
    Which oft our stage hath shown; and, for their sake,
    In your fair minds let this acceptance take.
  • hgkayla81has quoted5 years ago
    Whose state so many had the managing,
    That they lost France and made his
  • hgkayla81has quoted5 years ago
    Henry the Sixth, in infant bands crown'd King
    Of France and England, did this king succeed;

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