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King Henry V Summary
William Shakespeare

Everything you need to understand or teach King Henry V by William Shakespeare.

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King Henry V Summary

Plot Summary

King Henry V is the title of the play and also the name of the main character. Henry is securely ensconced on the throne of England but has come to believe that he is also entitled to hold the throne of France based on his ancestry. He offers France the opportunity to hand over several titles but the Prince of France responds by giving Henry a box of tennis balls. The message is that Henry is just a boy and should return to playing rather than trying to do important work, such as ruling a country. Henry is furious. He wants to attack France and take the throne but calls on his closest officials for direction. They advise that he should attack and that’s all the urging he needs. Henry doesn’t need a great deal of convincing and he makes plans to invade France.

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