The Girl Who Reversed Agincourt

  Joan was a being so uplifted from the ordinary run of mankind that she finds no equal in a thousand years. She embodied the natural goodness and valour of the human race in unexampled perfection. Unconquerable courage, infinite compassion,

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Death of Henry V

Hung be the heavens with black, yield day to night! Comets, importing change of times and states, Brandish your crystal tresses in the sky, And with them scourge the bad revolting stars That have consented unto Henry’s death! King Henry

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God for Harry, England and Saint George

  The Saint Crispin’s speech gets most of the attention in Henry V, but I also always admired the “unto the breach” speech.  The performance of it by Jamie Parker, love his interaction with the audience, is the way the

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Jane Austen on Henry V

    When she was fifteen Jane Austen wrote a satirical history of England.  Here is her passage on Henry V and his son:   Henry the 5th  This Prince after he succeeded to the throne grew quite reformed and

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Holigost

  After six centuries one would think that nothing about the Agincourt campaign could still be “news”, but a discovery just this month demonstrates that this assumption would be erroneous:   The wreck of Henry V’s warship the Holigost has been

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Henry V, Shakespeare and Just War

Five hundred years ago Henry V and his army won an amazing victory over a French army that heavily outnumbered his.  Shakespeare in deathless language has ensured that this victory will be indeed remembered until the ending of the world.  It was

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