Henry V

Henry V

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Henry V is a history play by William Shakespeare, believed to be written in 1599. It is based on the life of King Henry V of England, and focuses on events immediately before and after the Battle of Agincourt during the Hundred Years' War.

The play is the final part of a tetralogy, preceded by Richard II, Henry IV, part 1 and Henry IV, part 2. The original audiences would thus have already been familiar with the title character, who was depicted in the Henry IV plays… (more)

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Language: English

Published in: 1599

Word count: 27,188 words (≈ about 2 hours)

Source: http://shakespeare.mit.edu/

Copyright: Public Domain


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