Henry V of England

About Henry V of England

Who is it?: King of England (1413-1422)
Birth Day: September 16, 1386
Birth Place: Monmouth Castle, Monmouth, Principality of Wales, British
Died On: 31 August 1422 (aged 34–36)\nChâteau de Vincennes, Vincennes, Kingdom of France
Birth Sign: Virgo
Reign: 20 March 1413 – 31 August 1422
Coronation: 9 April 1413
Predecessor: Henry IV
Successor: Henry VI
Burial: 7 November 1422 Westminster Abbey, London
Spouse: Catherine of Valois m. 1420; wid. 1422
Issue: Henry VI of England
House: Lancaster
Father: Henry IV of England
Mother: Mary de Bohun
Religion: Roman Catholicism

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Henry V of England was bornon September 16, 1386 in Monmouth Castle, Monmouth, Principality of Wales, British, is King of England (1413-1422). Henry V was the king of England and ruled from 1413 till his demise in 1422. He was the second Lancastrian to become the King of England. Succeeding his father Henry IV to the throne, he emerged as an exuberant monarch making the country a powerful kingdom in Europe. He fought for Henry IV during uprising of Welsh ruler Owain Glyndŵr and also at the Battle of Shrewsbury combating the strong House of Percy. At a later stage, however, he got into political discord with his father. Following his father’s death and his enthronement, he commenced war with France taking forward the continuing war between the two countries, famous as Hundred Years' War (1337–1453). His victory over numerically superior French army at the Battle of Agincourt in 1415 marking a major English victory in Hundred Years' War helped him almost conquer France. Negotiations with Charles VI of France followed leading to the Treaty of Troyes in 1420 according to which Henry V and his heirs would inherit the French throne after Charles VI’s death. Catherine of Valois, daughter of Charles VI, was married to Henry V and after the latter’s sudden death in 1422, the couple’s only son, Henry VI, became the King of England and disputed King of France.
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1531

It may be that the tradition of Henry's riotous youth, immortalised by Shakespeare, is partly due to political enmity. Henry's record of involvement in war and politics, even in his youth, disproves this tradition. The most famous incident, his quarrel with the chief justice, has no contemporary authority and was first related by Sir Thomas Elyot in 1531.

2013

Henry tackled all of the domestic policies together and gradually built on them a wider policy. From the first, he made it clear that he would rule England as the head of a united nation. On the one hand, he let past differences be forgotten – the late Richard II was honourably re-interred; the young Mortimer was taken into favour; the heirs of those who had suffered in the last reign were restored gradually to their titles and estates. On the other hand, where Henry saw a grave domestic danger, he acted firmly and ruthlessly – such as the Lollard discontent in January 1414, including the execution by burning of Henry's old friend Sir John Oldcastle in 1417, so as to "nip the movement in the bud" and make his own position as ruler secure.

2014

Less than three years later, Henry was in command of part of the English forces—he led his own army into Wales against Owain Glyndŵr and joined forces with his father to fight Henry "Hotspur" Percy at the Battle of Shrewsbury in 1403. It was there that the sixteen-year-old Prince was almost killed by an arrow that became stuck in his face. An ordinary soldier might have died from such a wound, but Henry had the benefit of the best possible care. Over a period of several days, John Bradmore, the royal physician, treated the wound with honey to act as an antiseptic, crafted a tool to screw into the broken arrow shaft and thus extract the arrow without doing further damage, and then flushed the wound with alcohol. The operation was successful, but it left Henry with permanent scars, evidence of his experience in battle. For eighteen months, in 1410–11, Henry was in control of the country during his father's ill health, and he took full advantage of the opportunity to impose his own policies, but when the king recovered, he reversed most of these and dismissed the Prince from his council.