King Henry v summary

King Henry v summary

King Henry V Summary Act III

The French King once again denies Henry but offers his daughter the Princess Katherine in marriage. An enraged Henry crosses the channel to France and lands at Hafleur where he lays siege to the city. At Hafleur Henry delivers the play’s first and equally famous battle speech.

Henry leads his men in the battle urging them to attack. Henry then orders a cease fire when he rides up to the walls of Hafleur and shouts to the governor to surrender or he will destroy the city. The governor complies and surrenders after which Henry pardons the French and leaves Lord Exeter in charge of the city. He then decides to march onward

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