Henry V


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Henry V 1

1081-1125.
Holy Roman emperor and king of Germany (1106-1125) after dethroning his father, Henry V. He fought against Flanders, Bohemia, Hungary, and Poland and made a compromise agreement with the pope (1122).

Henry V 2

1387-1422.
King of England (1413-1422) who succeeded his father, Henry IV, and suppressed the Lollards, executing their leader, Sir John Oldcastle (1417). He also reopened the Hundred Years' War, defeating the French at Agincourt (1415) and capturing all of Normandy by 1419.

Henry V

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1. (Biography) 1081–1125, king of Germany (1089–1125) and Holy Roman Emperor (1111–25)
2. (Biography) 1387–1422, king of England (1413–22); son of Henry IV. He defeated the French at the Battle of Agincourt (1415), conquered Normandy (1419), and was recognized as heir to the French throne (1420)
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Noun1.Henry V - son of Henry IV and King of England from 1413 to 1422Henry V - son of Henry IV and King of England from 1413 to 1422; reopened the Hundred Years' War and defeated the French at Agincourt (1387-1422)
House of Lancaster, Lancastrian line, Lancaster - the English royal house that reigned from 1399 to 1461; its emblem was a red rose
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Doesn't exactly conjure up visions of Henry V's "Once more unto the breech" does it?
Between July 5 and August 25, Shakespeare's Twelfth Night and Henry V will be performed in rep alongside a new production of The Borrowers by Bryony Lavery.
Using linguistic pragmatics and character analysis, the author analyzes characters from Shakespeare's plays, namely Falstaff, Cleopatra, Henry V, Kate in The Taming of the Shrew, and Hamlet, to illustrate how their use of language creates representations of real people and how they are individualized based on linguistic behavior.
Other than Henry V's victory at Agincourt, we had little instruction in Welsh history.
George appears in Shakespeare's version of King Henry V's rousing address to his troops before the Battle of Agincourt: 'Cry 'God for Harry, England, and Saint George.''
The tenuous basis of royal authority at its apparent apogee is the background to Shakespeare's Henriad, the series of plays from "Richard II" through "Henry V." Among other things, these are an extended meditation on what source of legitimacy might be found in a fallen world where authority has no explicit connection to the divine.
Follow your spirit, and upon this charge Cry 'God for Harry, England, and Saint George!" It's hard to imagine a more stirring invocation of English spirit than Henry V's brilliant "Once more unto the breach" speech at Agincourt.
Helpless, they died in their hundreds as Henry V's archers bombarded them with wave after wave of arrows.
But the whoosh of arrows is being heard again at commemorative events on the French field of carnage where King Henry V and his ragged, sick and outnumbered army won an astonishing victory.
Henry V's chantry chapel, within the Shrine of Edward the Confessor, is one of the smallest and most intimate of the Abbey's many chapels.
Owain shortened his patronymic Welsh name to become Owen Tudor and his place in history was assured when he befriended Catherine de Valois, King Henry V's lovely young widow who was French, a foreigner ostracised by the English court.