Henry V was the great warrior king of medieval England whose brief reign included his conquest of most of Normandy (northern France). Henry was a skilled military strategist who died before realizing his ambition to conquer France, but his attempt made England one of the greatest powers in Europe. The son of Henry Bolingbroke and Mary Bohun, young Henry was not born in direct line to the throne; his father was a cousin to King Richard II. When Richard exiled Bolingbroke in 1398, young Henry went
September, 1387 (Monmouth, Wales)
Not yet, my cousin: we would be resolved, Before we hear him, of some things of
weight. That task our thoughts, concerning us and France. Enter the ...
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