Person:Henry V of England (1)

m. Bet 20 Jul 1380 and 10 Feb 1381
  1. Henry V _____, of England1387 - 1422
  2. Thomas of Lancaster, 1st Duke of Clarence1388 - 1421
  3. John of Lancaster, 1st Duke of Bedford1389 - 1435
  4. Humphrey of Lancaster, Duke of Gloucester1390 - 1447
  5. Blanche of Lancaster1392 - 1409
  6. Philippa of Lancaster1394 - 1430
  1. King Henry VI of England1421 - 1471
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
Marriage to Catherine _____, of Valois
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
Reference Number? Q131581?

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Henry V (16 September 1386 – 31 August 1422), 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 fighting the Welsh during the revolt of Owain Glyndŵr and against the powerful aristocratic Percy family of Northumberland at the Battle of Shrewsbury. Henry acquired an increased role in England's government due to the king's declining health, but disagreements between father and son led to political conflict between the two. After his father's death in 1413, Henry assumed control of the country and asserted the pending English claim to the French throne.

In 1415, Henry embarked on war with France. His military successes culminated in his famous victory at the Battle of Agincourt in 1415 and saw him come close to conquering France. Taking advantage of political divisions within France, he conquered large portions of the kingdom, resulting in Normandy's occupation by the English for the first time since the mid-14th century. After months of negotiation with Charles VI of France, the 1420 Treaty of Troyes recognised Henry V as regent and heir apparent to the French throne, and he was subsequently married to Charles's daughter, Catherine of Valois. Everything seemed to point to the formation of a union between the kingdoms, in the person of Henry. However, he died two years later and was succeeded by his only child, the infant Henry VI.

Analyses of Henry’s reign are varied: while widely praised for his personal piety, bravery and military genius even by contemporary French chroniclers, his occasionally cruel temperament and lack of focus on domestic affairs has made him the subject of some criticism. Nonetheless, his militaristic pursuits during the Hundred Year’s War created a strong sense of English nationalism, setting the stage for England, then Britain’s rise to prominence as a dominant global power.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Henry V of England, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  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.