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Henry V
King of England; Prince Regent of France; Lord of Ireland
Reign 21 March 1413 – 31 August 1422
Coronation 1413
Predecessor Henry IV
Successor Henry VI
Born (1387-08-09)9 August 1387
Monmouth, Wales
Died 31 August 1422(1422-08-31) (aged 34)
Bois de Vincennes, France
Burial Westminster Abbey, London
Spouse Catherine of Valois
Issue Henry VI
House House of Lancaster
Father Henry IV
Mother Mary 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.

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