King Henry V Symbols & Objects

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The Law Regarding the Church

Described at the beginning of the play, it’s noted that this law will require the church hand over more than half of its holdings. The church pledges to stand behind Henry’s battle against the French in exchange for Henry’s pledge to quash that law.

A Treasure Chest

The item sent to Henry by the Dauphin, it actually contains tennis balls which angers Henry.

Tennis Balls

The items sent to Henry by the Dauphin of France. The arrival of the tennis balls enrages Henry and is the tipping point on his decision to declare war on France.

The Glove

The item traded by Henry and Williams when they are arguing about the role of the king in the lives of the soldiers. When Williams later sees Fluellen with the glove, he hits Fluellen until Henry resolves the issue by saying...

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