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1000 Years of Annoying the French by Stephen Clarke
1415: Henry V's Year of Glory by Ian Mortimer
Adventures from History: The Story of Henry V by L. Du Garde Peach
Agincourt by Christopher Hibbert
Agincourt 1415: Triumph Against the Odds by Matthew Bennett
The Agincourt War: A Military History of the Latter Part of the Hundred Years War from 1369 to 1453 by Alfred H. Burne
Agincourt, 1415 by Anne Curry
Agincourt: A New History by Anne Curry
Agincourt: A Novel by Bernard Cornwell
Agincourt: The King, the Campaign, the Battle by Juliet Barker
The Armies of Agincourt by Christopher Rothero
Arms, Armies and Fortifications in the Hundred Years War by Anne Curry
Battles of the Great Commanders (A Marshall edition) by Anthony Livesey
Blood Royal: A True Tale of Crime and Detection in Medieval Paris by Eric Jager
Bosworth Field and the Wars of the Roses by A. L. Rowse
Bowmen of England by Donald F. Featherstone
A Brief History of France by Cecil Jenkins
A Brief History of Medieval Warfare by Peter Reid
The Cambridge Illustrated Atlas of Warfare: The Middle Ages, 768–1487 by Nicholas Hooper
Conquest: The English Kingdom of France, 1417-1450 by Juliet Barker
A Conversation With a Cat and Others by Hilaire Belloc
Crispin's Day: The Glory of Agincourt by Rosemary Hawley Jarman
Crown and Nobility: England 1272-1461 by Anthony Tuck
Crown in Candlelight by Rosemary Hawley Jarman
Cruel Wars: 100 Soldiers' Songs from Agincourt to Ulster by Karl Dallas
The Death of Kings : Royal Deaths in Medieval England by Michael Evans
Elizabeth and Essex: A Tragic History by Lytton Stracheymentioned in context of the play
Encyclopedia of the Hundred Years War by John A. Wagner Ph. D.
England in the Late Middle Ages by A. R. Myers
England in the Later Middle Ages by M.H. Keen
England: 1000 Things You Need to Know by Nicholas Hobbes
The Face of Battle by John Keegan
The Fears of Henry IV: The Life of England's Self-Made King by Ian Mortimer
Fortune Made His Sword by Martha Rofheart
Good King Harry by Denise Giardina
A Great and Glorious Adventure: A History of the Hundred Years War and the Birth of Renaissance England by Gordon Corrigan
Great British Speeches: A Stirring Anthology of Speeches from Every Period of British History by Simon Heffer
Die Hüter der Rose by Rebecca Gablé
Harry of Monmouth by A. M. Maughan
Henry IV (The English Monarchs Series) by Chris Given-Wilson
Henry IV Part 1 by William Shakespeareas Prince Hal
Henry V by William Shakespeare
Henry V by Christopher Allmand
Henry V by John Matusiak
Henry V (Command) by Marcus Cowper
Henry V : the practice of kingship by G. L. Harriss
Henry V [1989 film] by Kenneth Branagh
Henry V and the Conquest of France 1416-53 by Paul Knight
Henry V as Warlord (Classic Military History) by Desmond Seward
Henry V: From Playboy Prince to Warrior King by Anne Curry
Henry V: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by Patrick Doyle
Henry V: The Graphic Novel by John F. McDonald
Henry V: The Scourge of God by Desmond Seward
Henry VI by Bertram Wolffe
The Hollow Crown: A History of Britain in the Late Middle Ages by Miri Rubin
The Horizon book of the Elizabethan world by Lacey Baldwin Smith
How the Heather Looks: A Joyous Journey to the British Sources of Children's Books by Joan Bodger
Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester by K.H. Vickers
The Hundred Years War by Robin Neillands
The Hundred Years War by Edouard Perroy
The Hundred Years War : the English in France, 1337-1453 by Desmond Seward
The Hundred Years War: England and France at War c.1300-c.1450 by Christopher Allmand
The Hundred Years' War by Anne Curry
In a Dark Wood Wandering by Hella S. Haasse
Keepers of the Kingdom: The Ancient Offices of Britain by Alastair Bruce
A King Ensnared by J.R. Tomlin
Lancaster Against York: The Wars of the Roses and the Foundation of Modern Britain by Trevor Royle
The Last Plantagenets by Thomas B. Costain
The Later Middle Ages in England, 1216-1485 by B. Wilkinson
The Life and Times of Henry V by Peter Earle
Lion Dormant by Carol Wensby-Scott
Medieval Warfare: A History by Maurice Keen
My Lord John by Georgette Heyer
My Lord of Bedford, 1389-1435 : being a life of John of Lancaster, first Duke of Bedford, brother of Henry V and Regent of France by Ethel Carleton Williams
Nobles, Knights and Men-at-Arms in the Middle Ages by Maurice Keen
One Hundred Middle English Lyrics by Robert D. Stevick
Our Island Story: A History of England for Boys and Girls by H. E. Marshall
The Oxford Book of Narrative Verse by Iona Opie
Plantagenet Encyclopedia: An Alphabetic Guide to 400 Years of English History by Elizabeth Hallam
The Plantagenets by John Harvey
The Plantagenets: The Kings That Made Britain by Derek Wilson
The Prince and The Pauper (Disney's Wonderful World of Reading) by Walt Disney
The Queen's Lover by Vanora Bennett
The Queen's Orders of Chivalry by Sir. Ivan De la Bere
The Queen's Secret by Jean Plaidy
The Reign of King Henry VI by R.A. Griffiths
The revolt of Owain Glyn Dŵr by R. R. Daviesas prince of Wales
Select Documents of English Constitutional History by S. B. Chrimes
A Selection of English Carols by Richard Leighton Greene
Shakespeare for Students 2 (Bk. 2) by Catherine C. Dominic
Shakespeare's Kings: The Great Plays and the History of England in the Middle Ages: 1337-1485 by John Julius Norwich
A Short History of England: The Glorious Story of a Rowdy Nation by Simon Jenkins
The Star of Lancaster by Jean Plaidyas Henry of Monmouth
Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Music by Manfred F. Bukofzer
This Realm of England 1399-1688 by Lacey Baldwin Smith
Three Blind Mice: The Dark History of Nursery Rhymes by Albert Jack
Tolkien And Shakespeare: Essays on Shared Themes And Language by Janet Brennan Croft
Uneasy Lies the Crown : A Novel of Owain Glyndwr by N Gemini Sasson
The Warrior King by Brenda Honeyman
The Wars of the Roses by Anthony Cheetham
The Wars of the Roses by Alison Weir
Who's Who In Late Medieval England by M. A. Hicks
Wife to Henry V by Hilda Lewis
Witch Queen by Maureen Peters

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Henry of Monmouth (c. 1387-1422), King of England 1413-1422. He was not born to the purple, and in fact was not the rightful king of England. Richard II (deposed 1399) was the grandson of Edward III by that king's first son Edward the Black Prince. When Richard was deposed, he had no heir, and the Black Prince had no other descendants. The proper heir would have been one of the descendants of Edward III's second son Lionel, but they were not in good position to claim the throne; instead, it went to Henry of Bolingbroke, eldest son of Edward III's son John of Gaunt. Bolingbroke thus became King Henry IV. He was not very successful, but when his son Henry V succeeded, he changed all that. In 1415, Henry V invaded France and won the Battle of Agincourt. In the period 1417-1419, he conquered Normandy. In 1420, by the Treaty of Troyes, he reached an agreement with the government of the "mad" French King Charles VI to marry Charles's daughter Katherine and was named heir to the French throne. But Henry was never to occupy that throne. He was busily conquering the rest of France when, in 1422, he became ill and died of dysentery. His only child was a nine-month-old boy, crowned King Henry VI, whose mental illness recalled that of his maternal grandfather. During his reign, the English would be expelled from France and Henry VI himself would be deposed. Henry V was the main character of three Shakespeare plays (the two Henry IV plays and, of course, Henry V) -- but it probably goes without saying that these plays are about 1% history (and that not entirely accurate) and 99% Shakespeare.

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