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Henry V (Wars of the Roses #4)
by William Shakespeare

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Henry V (Wars of the Roses #4) by William Shakespeare Overview

Henry V is Shakespeare’s most famous “war play”; it includes the storied English victory over the French at Agincourt. Some of it glorifies war, especially the choruses and Henry’s speeches urging his troops into battle. But we also hear bishops conniving for war to postpone a bill that would tax the church, and soldiers expecting to reap profits from the conflict. Even in Henry V is Shakespeare’s most famous “war play”; it includes the storied English victory over the French at Agincourt. Some of it glorifies war, especially the choruses and Henry’s speeches urging his troops into battle. But we also hear bishops conniving for war to postpone a bill that would tax the church, and soldiers expecting to reap profits from the conflict. Even in the speeches of Henry and his nobles, there are many chilling references to the human cost of war.

William Shakespeare

About Henry V (Wars of the Roses #4) Description

William Shakespeare (baptised 26 April 1564) was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon" (or simply "The Bard"). His surviving works consist of 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and several other poems. His plays have been tr

Data Book Henry V (Wars of the Roses #4)

Original Title The Cronicle History of Henry the fift ISBN 0743484878 (ISBN13: 9780743484879 ) Edition Language English Series Wars of the Roses #4, Shakespeare's Major Tetralogy #4 Characters Charles VI of France, Catherine de Valois, Hemphrey, duke of Gloucester, Henry V of England, Edward of Langley, 2nd Duke of York...more , Richard of Conisburgh, 3rd Earl of Cambridge...less setting Agincourt, 1415 (France) (608)