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Henry V (1989) - Plot Summary Poster

(1989)

Plot Summary

  • King Henry V of England is insulted by the King of France. As a result, he leads his army into battle against France. Along the way, the young king must struggle with the sinking morale of his troops and his own inner doubts. The war culminates at the bloody Battle of Agincourt.

    - Written by Liza Esser <essereli@student.msu.edu>
  • Young King Henry of England invades France in order to claim his right to a kingdom and to the daughter of the King of France in this second film adaptation of the Shakespeare play. Henry's small but embattled army meet the French forces on the field of Agincourt.

    - Written by Keith Loh <loh@sfu.ca>
  • The still young king of England, intending to tax the english church, is sent off to war by the bishops to enforce the (doubtful) claim to France. The King, thus sure of devine blessing for his cause, wages war on the French all too proud in overpowing strength. After the Battle of Agincourt, the French King has to yield his daughter as a peace offering. In a bitter satire, this political marriage is then portrayed as the happy ending joining the two recent lovers.

    - Written by Stephan Elser
  • The gritty adaption of William Shakespeare's play about the English King's bloody conquest of France.

    - Written by Kenneth Chisholm

Synopsis

The following story takes place during the 100 years' war between France and England. Henry V is debating whether he has the right to claim french territories under a property contract...

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