Family Group Sheet
Family Group Sheet
NamePLANTAGENET, Henry V, King Of England , 9C17R
Birthabt Sep 1387, Monmouth Castle
Death1 Sep 1422, Vincennes Castle, France
OccupationKing Of England 1413-1422
MotherDE BOHUN, Mary (-1394)
Misc. Notes
Henry V
Soon after his accession, Henry V (reigned 1413-22) laid claim to the French crown. Stern and ruthless, Henry was a brilliant general who had gained military experience in his teens, when he fought alongside his father at the battle of Shewsbury. In 1415, Henry set sail for France, capturing Harfleur. His offer to the French Dauphin of personal combat (Richard I and Edward III had made similar offers in their time) was, like those of his predecessors, refused; he went on to defeat the French at the Battle of Agincourt. In alliance with unreliable Burgundy, and assisted by his brothers (the Dukes of Clarence, Bedford and Gloucester), Henry gained control of Normandy in subsequent campaigns. By the Treaty of Troyes (1420), he gained recognition as heir to the French throne, and married Charles VI's daughter Katherine.

Well educated, Henry had a particular interest in liturgical music; he gave pensions to well-known composers of his time, and a hymn of praise to God, which he ordered sung after Agincourt, still exists. However, Henry's success was short lived and he died of dysentery in 1422 in Bois de Vincennes, France.
Marriage2 Jun 1420
SpouseCatherine Of France
Other spousesTUDOR, Owen
Birth6 Dec 1421, Windsor Castle, England
Death27 May 1471, Tower Of London, London, England
SpouseMargaret Of Anjou (-1482)
Last Modified 21 May 2000Created 23 Jan 2020 using Reunion for Macintosh
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