Henry V of England

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Henry V
King of England; Prince Regent of France; Lord of Ireland
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Reign21 March 1413 – 31 August 1422
Coronation1413
PredecessorHenry IV
SuccessorHenry VI
Born(1387-08-09)9 August 1387
Monmouth, Wales
Died31 August 1422(1422-08-31) (aged 34)
Bois de Vincennes, France
BurialWestminster Abbey, London
SpouseCatherine of Valois
IssueHenry VI
HouseHouse of Lancaster
FatherHenry IV
MotherMary de Bohun

Henry V of England (16 September 1387-31 August 31 1422) was the King of England from 1413 to 1422. He was born at Monmouth, Wales. It is not known whether he was born on 9 August 1386 or 16 September 1387.

Henry V was the son of Henry Bolingbroke, later Henry IV, and Mary de Bohun, who died before Bolingbroke became king.

During his reign, Henry increased his power as King of England and also took the title of King of France, over which English kings had been fighting for decades. He defeated the French at the famous Battle of Agincourt in 1415. Shakespeare wrote a play about that and made him important in other plays.