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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 quoted3 years ago
    England bleed:
    Which oft our stage hath shown; and, for their sake,
    In your fair minds let this acceptance take.
    hgkayla81has quoted3 years ago
    succeed;
    Whose state so many had the managing,
    That they lost France and made his
    hgkayla81has quoted3 years ago
    Henry the Sixth, in infant bands crown'd King
    Of France and England, did this king succeed;

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