Person:Henry V of England (1)

Facts and Events
Name Henry V , of England
Alt Name Henry , of Monmouth
Gender Male
Birth[1] 16 Sep 1387 Monmouth Castle, Monmouth, Monmouthshire, WalesHouse of Lancaster
Military? 25 Oct 1415 Azincourt, Pas-de-Calais, France Combatant of Agincourt
Will[3] 21 Jul 1417
Death[1] 31 Aug 1422 Vincennes, Paris, Île-de-France, France
Burial[4] Westminster Abbey, Westminster, Middlesex, England


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Henry V (16 September 1386 – 31 August 1422[1][2]) was King of England from 1413 until his death at the age of 35 in 1422. He was the second English monarch who came from the House of Lancaster.

After military experience fighting various lords who rebelled against his father, Henry IV, Henry came into political conflict with the increasingly ill king. After his father's death, Henry rapidly assumed control of the country and embarked on war with France in the ongoing Hundred Years' War (1337 to 1453) between the two nations. His military successes culminated in his famous victory at the Battle of Agincourt and saw him come close to conquering France. After months of negotiation with Charles VI of France, the Treaty of Troyes recognized Henry V as regent and heir-apparent to the French throne, and he was subsequently married to Charles's daughter, Catherine of Valois. Following Henry V's sudden and unexpected death in France, he was succeeded by his infant son, who reigned as Henry VI.

Henry features in three plays by William Shakespeare. He is shown as a young who redeems himself in battle in the two Henry IV plays and as a decisive leader in Henry V.

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References
  1. 1.0 1.1 Henry V of England, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).
  2.   Cokayne, George Edward, and Vicary Gibbs; et al. The complete peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, extant, extinct, or dormant [2nd ed.]. (London: St. Catherine Press, 1910-59), Volume 3 pages 173 and 174, Volume 3 pages 437 and 438.
  3. Nichols, John. A collection of all the wills, now known to be extant, of the kings and queens of England, princes and princessess of Wales, and every branch of the blood royal: from the reign of William the Conqueror to that of Henry the Seventh, exclusive, with explanatory notes and a glossary. (London: J. Nichols, 1780), pages 236 to 243.

    The will may be read here.

  4. King Henry V, in Find A Grave.