HENRY V OF ENGLAND Biography - Royalty, Rulers & leaders


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Henry V                                                                               
King of England; Lord of ireland                                                       
Reign 21 March 1413 - 31 August 1422                                                   
Coronation 1413                                                                       
Predecessor Henry IV                                                                   
Successor Henry VI                                                                     
Consort Catherine of Valois                                                           
Henry VI                                                                               
Detail Titles and styles                                                               
The King                                                                               
The Prince of Wales                                                                   
The Duke of Cornwall                                                                   
Royal house House of Lancaster                                                         
Father Henry IV                                                                       
Mother Mary de Bohun                                                                   
Born 16 September 1387                                                                 
Monmouth, Wales                                                                       
Died 31 August 1422 (aged 34)                                                         
Bois de Vincennes, France                                                             
Burial Westminster Abbey, London                                                       
Henry V (16 September 1387 - 31 August 1422) was one of the most significant           
English warrior kings of the Middle Ages. He was born at Monmouth, Wales, in the       
tower above the gatehouse of Monmouth Castle, and reigned as King of England           
from 1413 to 1422.                                                                     
Henry was son of Henry of Bolingbroke, later Henry IV, and sixteen-year-old Mary       
de Bohun, who was to die in childbirth at 26, before Bolingbroke became king.         
At the time of his birth during the reign of Richard II, Henry was fairly far         
removed from the throne, preceded by the King and another preceding collateral         
line of heirs. The precise date and even year of his birth are therefore not           
definitely recorded: sources offer as the most likely either 9 August or 16           
September, in 1386 or 1387. By the time Henry died, he had not only                   
consolidated power as the King of England but had also effectively accomplished       
what generations of his ancestors had failed to achieve through decades of war:       
unification of the crowns of England and France in a single person. In 2002 he         
was ranked 72nd in the 100 Greatest Britons poll.