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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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.
On the English side there are, apparently, Thomas of Walsingham, Thomas Otterbourne, Adam of Usk, and various vitae and gesta of Henry V by anonymous or doubtful authors.
But understanding his character as an "open" dilation has its virtues in comparison with trying to grasp the definitely paradoxical, "closed" character of Henry V defined by critics during the later part of the twentieth century.
Prevented from marrying a great noble by the council Henry V had appointed to rule during his infant son's minority, Catherine instead turned to a man who posed no political threat to the king or state.
The death of Henry V is thus bound up with the English fear of foreign subversion, embodied by the French practice of witchcraft--a power symbolising demonic darkness, the unfamiliar, and the feminine.
Each finalists delivered one speech from either Romeo and Juliet or Henry V in front of the audience.
Like Henry V leading his troops into battle, these leaders focus relentlessly on the heart of the mission.
We can use Shakespeare's play to determine what happened to Henry V after his death only by filling a silence that is no less important than the words Shakespeare actually wrote.
This study of the struggles of Henry V and his son, Henry VI, to establish their rule in northern France follows Dr Barker's earlier book on Henry V's great victory at Agincourt.
Wearing his golden robes, Falstaff pushed everybody aside as King Henry V entered from the upstage steps and walked "down" to his waiting admirers.
These issues are taken further in the second part of Henderson's text, 'Media Crossings', in her discussion of The Taming of the Shrew and Henry V.
Modern war movies began suggesting that soldiers fight and die for their buddies with the 1989 release of Kenneth Branagh's Henry V (BBC).