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I’ll explore the impact that leaders like Richard II and Henry V had on the very foundation of society. Dr Janina Ramirez, Chivalry and Betrayal: The Hundred Years War II: Breaking the Bonds 1360-1415, BBC 2013
An icon of English history – Henry V … but Henry was the son of a usurper. ibid.
In these blood-soaked fields Henry, the son of the usurper, achieved what he had set out to do. The cream of the French nobility lay dead. ibid.
The war becomes a battle for national supremacy and a fight for the moral high ground. Dr Janina Ramirez, Chivalry and Betrayal: The Hundred Years War III: Agents of God 1415-1453
His [Henry V] aim was the annexation of the entire province of Normandy. ibid.
With Charles dead, Henry V, King of England, would also become King of France. ibid.
31st August 1422 that Henry died, aged 35. He was buried at Westminster Abbey. He never did become King of France. ibid.
Despite his famous victory at Agincourt Henry V remains a might-have-been, dead at the age of thirty-five from dysentery. Simon Schama, A History of Britain: King Death, BBC 2000
Doubt over Henry’s right to rule cast a shadow over his own heir Henry V. Professor Robert Bartlett, The Plantagets III, BBC 2014
Agincourt was just the beginning of Henry’s plan of conquest. ibid.
In just one generation Henry V’s spectacular legacy had vanished. ibid.
No heir to the throne had served a more distinguished apprenticeship … He fought bravely against Hotspur … that led the English to victory … but suddenly at the age of 35 Henry caught dysentery and died. Monarchy by David Starkey s1e6: Death of a Dynasty, Channel 4 2004
In 1414 he [Henry V] prepared to take the [French] crown by force. The war that had started 70 years earlier was ready to begin again in earnest. The Real War of Throne s1e2: The True History of Europe: The Mad King & the Maiden 1392-1453, 2017