Henry V of England

Westminster Abbey, Westminster, Middlesex, England

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King Henry V Lancaster, King of England

Also Known As: "Henry the V"
Birthplace: Monmouth Castle, Monmouth, Monmouthshire, England (United Kingdom)
Death: August 31, 1422 (34)
Château de Vincennes, France
Place of Burial: Westminster Abbey, Westminster, London, England.
Immediate Family:

Son of Henry IV of England and Mary de Bohun, Countess of Derby
Husband of Catherine of Valois, Queen consort of England
Father of Henry VI of England
Brother of Edward Plantagenet, of Lancaster; Thomas of Lancaster, 1st Duke of Clarence; John of Lancaster, 1st Duke of Bedford; Humphrey of Lancaster, 1st Duke of Gloucester; Blanche Plantagenet, of Lancaster, England, and 1 other
Half brother of Edmund Labourde

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About Henry V of England


"Henry was born in the tower above the gatehouse of Monmouth Castle and for that reason called Henry of Monmouth, son of Henry of Bolingbroke, later Henry IV, and sixteen-year-old Mary de Bohun. Two dates are suggested: 9 August or 16 September, in either 1386 or 1387."


Henry became a Knight of the Garter in 1399.

Henry V

King of England; Prince Regent of France; Lord of Ireland

Reign 21 March 1413 – 31 August 1422

Coronation 1413

Predecessor Henry IV

Successor Henry VI

Spouse Catherine of Valois


Henry VI

Father Henry IV

Mother Mary de Bohun

Born 16 September 1387(1387-09-16)

Monmouth, Wales

Died 31 August 1422 (aged 34)

Bois de Vincennes, France

Burial Westminster Abbey, London


"Henry V (16 September 1386 – 31 August 1422) was King of England from 1413 until his death at the age of 35 in 1422. He was the second English monarch who came from the House of Lancaster.

After military experience fighting various lords who rebelled against his father, Henry IV, Henry came into political conflict with the increasingly ill king. After his father's death, Henry rapidly assumed control of the country and embarked on war with France. From an unassuming start, his military successes in the Hundred Years' War, culminating with his famous victory at the Battle of Agincourt, saw him come close to conquering France. After months of negotiation with Charles VI of France, the Treaty of Troyes recognised Henry V as regent and heir-apparent to the French throne, and he was subsequently married to Charles's daughter, Catherine of Valois. Following Henry V's sudden and unexpected death in France, he was succeeded by his infant son, who reigned as Henry VI.

Henry features in three plays by William Shakespeare. He is shown as a young scapegrace who redeems himself in battle in the two Henry IV plays and as a decisive leader in Henry V."


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Henry V of England's Timeline

September 16, 1387
Monmouth Castle, Monmouth, Monmouthshire, England (United Kingdom)
April 9, 1413
Age 25
Westminster Abbey, London, England
December 6, 1421
Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, England
August 31, 1422
Age 34
Château de Vincennes, France
November 7, 1422
Age 34
Westminster Abbey, Westminster, London, England.