Henry V And His Time As King During The War

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King Henry V is persuaded by the Archbishop, of Canterbury and the bishop of Ely to go to war with France to claim his right to the French throne. They are motivated to urge the king to go to war because he can get the needed money from France to run England, instead of taxing the church. The Archbishop even promises church money to help finance the war.King Henry is reluctant to go to war with France because he is afraid that the Scots will invade England while he is invading France. The Arch Bishop of Canterbury advises him to only take one quarter of his army to conquer France and leave the rest to defend England.The French learn of England's plans to go to war and plot to have Henry V ...view middle of the document...

At the start of the battle, King Henry uses archers to gain an advantage over the French. After the archers took out many soldiers the rest of the English troops charged and fought the rest of the battle hand to hand with minor usage of cavalry. At the end of the battle King Henry is at the town of Harfleur where he is warning the Governor to surrender the town or be killed along with everyone else in the town. Since the King of France is not willing to send troops to the town the Governor surrenders the town and Henry hands over the town to Exeter.The next battle is the battle of Agincourt. The night before the battle Henry is worried of the outcome of the next day's battle and takes a cloak from one of the men and sits down with a group of soldiers. He then, disguised as a regular man asks their opinions of the battle to come. He was trying to get them to say that they feel they will lose, but they stay entirely loyal and are confident of victory.The day of the battle comes and the men are ready to fight although the French have five times as many men....

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