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  Henry V (play) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Henry V is a play by William Shakespeare based on the life of King Henry V of England.
In Henry V, the young prince has grown into a mature man and is about to embark on the attempted conquest of France.
Henry's clever and ruthless uncovering of the plot is one indication that he has changed from the earlier plays in which he appeared.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Henry_V_(play)   (849 words)

 Henry V (of England) - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Henry V (of England)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Henry was knighted at the age of 12 by Richard II on his Irish expedition of 1399, and experienced war early.
Henry was a cold and ruthless soldier, respected by his contemporaries as a chivalric warrior.
When Henry returned, it was with the serious intent to defeat Normandy, which he succeeded in doing and included the long, bitter Siege of Rouen 1418–19.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Henry%20V%20(of%20England)   (394 words)

 Henry V
Henry's war with France was probably motivated more by the need to win support and prove his legitimacy than by a belief in his right to the French throne*.
Henry's remarkable territorial gains in France resulted from his exploitation of a civil war in France, brought on by Charles VI's bouts of insanity, who sometimes imagined himself made of glass and was overcome with fear for his own fragility.
Henry's impressive victories at Harfleur and Agincourt raised him to heroic status in England, but the Treaty of Troyes (1420) was only achieved by a fortunate alliance with Philip of Burgundy.
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Henry V ascended the throne under a compact with the papacy and the territorial princes, that is, with his father's bitterest opponents.
Henry's skill as a diplomat proved particularly notable at this juncture, and was not the least influential factor in bringing about the concordat of 23 September, 1122 (see CALLISTUS II).
Henry, nevertheless, secured all that was possible under the circumstances, and he saved for the royal power the possibility of future recovery.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/07232a.htm   (1460 words)

 Henry V Essay   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Indeed, the main plot and the major motivations in Shakespeare's Henry V are as true in the world of facts as they are to their own universe of fictions.
Henry's grip on his countrymen's hearts was so firm that the conspiracy was reported to Henry by the earl of March himself, who had earlier been released from house arrest and restored to a noble (if not regal) position on Henry's orders.
And the Chorus's speech with which Shakespeare ends the play, telling of Henry's death and his empire's destruction, yet balancing that with his continuing glory in the memories of his countrymen, is as objective a judgment as could be expected from the most disinterested of historians.
dsc.dixie.edu /shakespeare/henry5ess.htm   (817 words)

 Henry V
Henry is an appointed symbol of majesty, and the action of the play is directed with the most elaborate care to show him doing everything that the age expected of the perfect king.
Moreover, to portray Henry as the dupe of two scheming prelates, or as a crafty politician skillfully concealing his aims with the aid of an unscrupulous archbishop, is not consistent with claiming at the same time that he is the ideal king; indeed it is destructive of the moral epic purpose of the play.
Henry was haunted I felt, not just by his father and their troubled relationship but also by the ghost of Richard II whom he invokes at the end of his famous "Upon the King" soliloquy.
www.jcnoguera.com /halv.html   (15164 words)

 Laurence Olivier Henry V
Because in writing Henry V Shakespeare was much hampered by the limitations of his stage, there was heavy work for the one-man Chorus, who, in persuasive and beautiful verbal movies, stirred his audience to imagine scenes and movement which the bare and static Elizabethan stage could not provide.
Henry V is one of the great experiences in the history of motion pictures.
Bur Henry V is a major achievement -- this perfect marriage of great dramatic poetry with the greatest contemporary medium for expressing it.
www.murphsplace.com /olivier/henry5.html   (2015 words)

 Henry V, king of England. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Henry was probably brought up under the care of his uncle, Henry Beaufort.
In 1420, Henry concluded the Treaty of Troyes, by which he agreed to marry Catherine of Valois and to rule France in the name of her father, Charles VI, who accepted Henry as his successor.
Henry abandoned his early recklessness (celebrated and probably exaggerated by Shakespeare) and ruled with justice and industry.
www.bartleby.com /65/he/Henry5Eng.html   (663 words)

 AllRefer.com - Henry V, Holy Roman emperor and German king (German History, Biography) - Encyclopedia
Henry accepted the compromise, but when it was announced at St. Peter's as a preliminary to his imperial coronation (1111), a violent tumult arose from the clergy, who saw their wealth and power being given away.
Henry thereupon left the city with the pope and cardinals as his prisoners; in order to procure his release, Paschal conceded to Henry the right to appoint and invest at will and crowned him emperor.
Henry was faced (1114–21) by rebellions in Saxony that he was unable to put down; he nevertheless went to Italy in 1116 to take possession, as suzerain, of the fiefs of Matilda of Tuscany and, as heir, of her alodial lands.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/H/Henry5HRE.html   (512 words)

 Britannia: Monarchs of Britain
Henry V, the eldest son of Henry IV and Mary Bohun, was born in 1387.
Henry, possessed a masterful military mind and defeated the French at the Battle of Agincourt in October 1415, and by 1419 had captured Normandy, Picardy and much of the Capetian stronghold of the Ile-de-France.
Henry had prematurely aged due to living the hard life of a soldier.
www.britannia.com /history/monarchs/mon35.html   (216 words)

 BBC - History - The Myth of Henry V   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Henry V is often regarded as one of England's finest Kings.
Henry V, in English myth, is the ideal Englishman: plucky and persevering, austere and audacious, cool-headed, stiff-lipped and effortlessly superior: 'simply the greatest man,' as my generation of undergraduates learned, 'ever to rule England'.
Henry's spell of alleged laddishness was a short episode when he was a de-mobbed soldier, twenty years old, with wild oats to sow.
www.bbc.co.uk /history/state/monarchs_leaders/henry_v_01.shtml   (620 words)

 Henry V
Henry V concerns the clash of two mighty monarchies: it is difficult for a CEO to pull off the right amount of gravitas.
Henry V is by no way an unambiguous play, but Henry is a soldier king, and he is not comparable to the King of France, whose time has passed, or to the arrogant Dauphin, as seemed to be suggested.
It is true that when Henry V asks if he has a right to the throne of France and receives the answer, 'The sin on my head, dread sovereign', the implications of the abuse of power, of deceit and hypocrisy are chilling.
www.culturewars.org.uk /edinburgh2003/war/henryV.htm   (711 words)

 Henry V (1989 film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Henry V is a 1989 film directed by Kenneth Branagh, and based upon the Shakespeare play.
The visual and verbal styles of the film are much grittier than the Laurence Olivier film (see: Henry V (1944 movie)), particularly with respect to the Battle of Agincourt scenes, which are strongly reminiscent of the battle scenes in the films of Akira Kurosawa.
In contrast to the way most movies are filmed, the scenes in Henry V were filmed in the order in which they appear in the movie.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Henry_V_(1989_film)   (209 words)

 Henry V   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
The Dauphin tells the English ambassador the Duke of Exeter (Henry V's uncle; Thomas Beaufort) that he wishes to battle with Henry V, though the King of France (Charles VI) is considering appeasement.
Henry V goes around his camp, disguised as a commoner, trying to raise his soldiers' spirits, though it is hard, since they are all tired and sickly, yet still brave.
Henry V meets with Katherine (King of France's daughter) while Exeter, the Dukes of Clarence and Gloucester (Henry V's brothers), the Earl of Warwick, and Huntingdon iron out a peace settlement.
jjorg.chem.unc.edu /personal/monroe/shakespeare/henryv.html   (573 words)

 Elden Street 'Henry V' Goes Back To Basics (washingtonpost.com)
David Sher, director of the "Henry V" performed by the Elden Street Players, now in mid-run in Herndon, has found a way back to the play's original concept, in which the nature of heroism instead of imperial folly is explored, and soldiers follow their king "once more into the breach" against overwhelming odds.
The story of "Henry V" concludes the saga of Prince Hal as outlined in parts one and two of "Henry IV." After a boisterous and drunken youth, the English prince ascends to the throne and begins to meet life head-on and in a more serious manner.
Along the way, Henry reaches deep within himself to find the qualities of leadership that compel soldiers to follow him into horrific battle, exhorting them with one of Shakespeare's most famous speeches, ("We few, we happy few, we band of brothers; for he today that sheds his blood with me shall be my brother.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/articles/A57403-2005Feb2.html   (713 words)

 History of the Monarchy > The Lancastrians > Henry V
Stern and ruthless, Henry was a brilliant general who had gained military experience in his teens, when he fought alongside his father at the battle of Shrewsbury.
Well educated, Henry had a particular interest in liturgical music; he gave pensions to well-known composers of his time, and a hymn of praise to God, which he ordered sung after Agincourt, still exists.
However, Henry's success was short lived and he died of dysentery in 1422 in Bois de Vincennes, France.
www.royal.gov.uk /output/Page55.asp   (206 words)

 Shakespeare Resource Center - Henry V   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
The Archbishop of Canterbury, worried over impending legislation that would effectively rob the Church in England of its power and wealth, convinces Henry V to forego this pursuit in favor of laying claim to France.
Henry makes a very public example of all three, arresting them in person and seeing to their execution.
Henry attempts to take his army out of France before the onset of winter; however, now the French are certain that they can teach the young king a humiliating lesson on the field of battle.
www.bardweb.net /plays/32.html   (371 words)

 PopPolitics.com - George W as Henry V?
Like Bush, Henry V was mocked by his foes as too weak and soft to fight.
Like Bush from Aug. 2 until Mar. 2, Henry V grew in purpose and in stature from the first moments of his expedition until its bloody climax.
After Henry's declaration "I thought upon one pair of English legs did march three Frenchmen," the audience rioted, because the line "was interpreted as propaganda in favor of aristocratic England against revolutionary France," according to Lawrence Levine's account in his book Highbrow/Lowbrow: The Emergence of Cultural Hierarchy in America.
www.poppolitics.com /articles/2003-05-01-henryv.shtml   (3239 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: DVD: Henry V [1989]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
I particularly like the scene after the battle, when Henry carries a dead boy off the field, through the scene of carnage where the muddy puddles are red with blood, passing a group of three French princes, one dead, kneeling in a way that refers to a pieta.
King Henry V has spent his youth making whopee, but grows up in a hurry when he feels he has to pursue a claim on the French throne created by his ancestor, the Black Prince, at Crecy.
Henry is genuinely pious, but you catch the desperation in his prayer before the battle, when he begs God "not today, oh, not today" [remember how his father came to power by murdering Richard II].
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/B00005AMEC   (1406 words)

 Amazon.com: DVD: Henry V (1989)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
By sheer genius, Branagh was able to present HENRY V in all of its nationalistic glory, just as Shakespeare wrote it, while at the same time adding an anti-war footnote that serves both as counterpoint and commentary on the Bard's message.
King Henry's threats outside the gates of Harfleur border on horrific, and his "Feast of St. Crispian" speech to his men before the battle of Agincourt is perhaps the most soul-stirring call to arms I have ever heard.
Henry IV deposed Richard II, so Henry IV could be seen as a usurper of the crown, but if his son succeeds Henry IV, Henry V would be seen as having an aura of legitimacy, as he ascended the throne by legal means.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/079284615X?v=glance   (2479 words)

 Henry V, king of England
Henry V, king of England: Reign - Reign Upon his accession to the throne, Henry dismissed the incumbent ministers and made Henry...
Henry V, king of England: Bibliography - Bibliography See biography by H. Hutchison (1967); E. Jacob, Henry V and the Invasion of...
Henry V, king of England: Early Life - Early Life Henry was probably brought up under the care of his uncle, Henry Beaufort.
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 Henry V   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Henry V has endured a journey of self-discovery over the centuries not unlike the one that Henry himself must take in traveling from the shores of England to the court of France.
Often presented as a vehicle for elaborate spectacle and patriotic fervor, and often dismissed as such by critics, it is only in recent decades that the play has been recognized as a tale of emotional and psychological depth.
Richard Burton, in 1951, carried Prince Hal's confusion in Henry IV forward into in Henry V. By the 1960s the play had reached a distant extreme from Olivier and his predecessors.
www.shakespearedc.org /pastprod/hen5play.html   (703 words)

 Henry V Summary & Essays - William Shakespeare   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
There is no record of a performance of Henry V before January 7, 1605, when it was presented at Court by the King's Majesty's Players.
However, several critics have noticed parallels between Shakespeare's Henry V and The Famous Victories, including similarities in structure, the prominence in each of the Dauphin's gift of tennis balls to Henry, and the inclusion in both of a wooing scene between Henry and Katherine.
Henry V has been praised by many scholars as a vigorous portrayal of one of England's most popular national heroes.
www.allshakespeare.com /henryv   (371 words)

 English History background for Henry V
Marriage of Henry V and Catherine of France
Henry V (1413 to 1422) "The mirror of all Christian kings",
Henry VII [Tudor] (1485 to 1509), married Elizabeth, daughter of Edward IV
www-personal.umich.edu /~jlawler/wow/henryv.html   (391 words)

 Henry V (1944)
Henry's claim is rejected as being baseless, with The Dauphin sending along a treasure chest to salve his youthful pride.
It's thus a testament to his immense ability that Henry V is one of the most impressive movie adaptations of Shakespeare.
Ultimately Henry V is an amazing achievement given the circumstances, succeeding as a call-to-arms beyond all expectation.
www.film.u-net.com /Movies/Reviews/HenryV_1944.html   (945 words)

 Britmovie - Henry V (1989)
Branagh's film replaces the patriotic zeal of Laurence Olivier's 1944 version of Henry V with a more sombre manner reflecting the brutality and futility of war, Branagh believing that Henry V was a play in need of rescue from the jingoism of its World War Two associations.
After the battle, Henry rides across the fields of the dead, carrying on his shoulders the body of a dead youth.
The film’s ending is something of an anti-climax as Henry turns from matters of state to those of the heart, and so his long-drawn-out courtship of French Princess Katherine (Emma Thompson) ensues.
www.britmovie.co.uk /genres/drama/filmography01/028.html   (281 words)

 Henry V on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Henry was faced (1114-21) by rebellions in Saxony that he was unable to put down; he nevertheless went to Italy in 1116 to take possession, as suzerain, of the fiefs of Matilda of Tuscany and, as heir, of her alodial lands.
Henry VII and the shaping of the Tudor state: Sean Cunningham highlights the importance of 'rule by recognisance' in the reign of the first Tudor monarch.(Talking Points)
Zinédine Zidane avec Thiérry Henry A l'initiative du rappeur marseillais Akhenaton, Gérard Depardieu, Zinédine Zidane et v.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/H/Henry5H1R1E1.asp   (696 words)

 "Henry V" / a review from Christian Spotlight on the Movies
Henry V is a tale of honor, perseverance, loyalty, and romance.
Henry's trust is in the Lord for the outcome of the battle.
Henry V is both an educational and entertaining film, and promotes many Christian values.
www.christiananswers.net /spotlight/movies/pre2000/rvu-henryv.html   (358 words)

 Amazon.com: DVD: Henry V - Criterion Collection (1946)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Olivier's "Henry V" was to England what Eisentein's "Ivan the Terrible" was to Russia - a familiar history rendered as a national epic, for morale purposes, while audiences were fighting off the Germans during World War II.
Henry, possessed a masterful military mind and defeated the French at the Battle of Agincourt in October of 1415.
In short, Sir Laurence Olivier's "Henry V" is the best version of the play, but by all means, view Branagh's interpretation, which adds in other details missing in Olivier's version, for those who want to see the battles, which are only implied in the play and absent from Olivier's version, as well.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0780021320?v=glance   (2714 words)

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