Henry V of England Biography
(King of England (1413 – 1422))
Birthday: August 9, 1386 (Leo)
Born In: Monmouth Castle, Monmouth, Principality of Wales
Henry V was the king of England and ruled from 1413 till his demise in 1422. He was the second Lancastrian to become the King of England. Succeeding his father Henry IV to the throne, he emerged as an exuberant monarch making the country a powerful kingdom in Europe. He fought for Henry IV during uprising of Welsh ruler Owain Glyndŵr and also at the Battle of Shrewsbury combating the strong House of Percy. At a later stage, however, he got into political discord with his father. Following his father’s death and his enthronement, he commenced war with France taking forward the continuing war between the two countries, famous as Hundred Years' War (1337–1453). His victory over numerically superior French army at the Battle of Agincourt in 1415 marking a major English victory in Hundred Years' War helped him almost conquer France. Negotiations with Charles VI of France followed leading to the Treaty of Troyes in 1420 according to which Henry V and his heirs would inherit the French throne after Charles VI’s death. Catherine of Valois, daughter of Charles VI, was married to Henry V and after the latter’s sudden death in 1422, the couple’s only son, Henry VI, became the King of England and disputed King of France.