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Henry V | Characters

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King Henry V Newly crowned King Henry V of England has left his irresponsible youth behind and now seeks to prove himself as the true king. Read More
The Dauphin The boastful son of King Charles VI seems eager for war with England. Read More
Katherine The daughter of King Charles VI is used as a bargaining chip in negotiations and is wooed by Henry V in his efforts to unite England and France under his rule. Read More
Captain Fluellen A Welsh captain, Fluellen has a love for the "disciplines" of war; in the play he also represents all Welshmen in Henry's army. Read More
Duke of Exeter Thomas, the Duke of Exeter, is entrusted with Harfleur as Henry V moves on into France. Read More
Alice Alice is a French gentlewoman attending on and translating for Princess Katherine.
Bardolph Bardolph is one of Henry V's trouble-making friends from his youth; he is executed for being a thief.
Bates Bates is a soldier encountered by Henry V as he walks among his men incognito.
Beaumont Lord Beaumont is a French nobleman.
Duke of Bedford John, the Duke of Bedford, is a brother of Henry V.
Duke of Berri The Duke of Berri is a French nobleman.
Duke of Bourbon The Duke of Bourbon is a French nobleman.
Boy The page to Falstaff in Henry IV, Part 1, the boy now serves Pistol, Nym, and Bardolph.
Duke of Brittany The Duke of Brittany is a French nobleman.
Duke of Burgundy The Duke of Burgundy sets up the meeting between Henry V and Charles VI after the Battle of Agincourt.
Earl of Cambridge The Earl of Cambridge is one of three English noblemen who conspires with the French to kill Henry V and is executed for treason.
Archbishop of Canterbury The archbishop of Canterbury is one of two clergymen who would prefer Henry V take resources from France than from the Church.
Chorus The chorus begins and ends the play and introduces each act.
Duke of Clarence Thomas, the Duke of Clarence, is a brother of Henry V.
Court Court is a soldier encountered by Henry V as he walks among his men incognito.
Bishop of Ely The bishop of Ely is one of two clergymen who would prefer Henry V take resources from France than from the Church.
Sir Thomas Erpingham Sir Thomas Erpingham is a noble Englishman who fights along with Henry V and lends Henry a cloak so he can walk unnoticed among the English soldiers.
Falstaff A very important character in the previous two plays of the Henriad, Falstaff doesn't appear in this play but is discussed by his friends.
Constable of France The constable is conflicted about Henry V's ability to defeat them but eventually encourages his other French soldiers to surrender to England.
King of France King Charles VI of France decides to fight Henry V's invasion rather than give in immediately.
Duke of Gloucester Humphrey, the Duke of Gloucester, is a brother of Henry V.
Captain Gower Captain Gower is an English captain and, in the play, represents all English.
Grandpré A French nobleman who rallies the troops with an inspirational speech.
Sir Thomas Grey Sir Thomas Grey is one of three English noblemen who conspires with the French to kill Henry V and is executed for treason.
Governor of Harfleur The governor of Harfleur surrenders the town to Henry V after the king's vivid threats against his people.
Earl of Huntington The Earl of Huntington is an English nobleman.
Queen Isabel The French queen assists the peacemaking and marriage at the conclusion of the play.
Captain Jamy Captain Jamy is a Scottish Captain and, in the play, represents all Scots.
Monsieur Le Fer Monsieur Le Fer is a French soldier.
Captain MacMorris Captain MacMorris is an Irish Captain and, in the play, represents all Irish.
Montjoy Montjoy is the French herald who carries messages between Henry V and the king of France, Charles VI.
Nym Nym is another of Henry V's tavern friends from his youth as Prince Hal.
Duke of Orléans The Duke of Orléans is a French nobleman.
Pistol One of Henry's friends from his tavern days as Prince Hal, Pistol fights in Henry's war but has few illusions about the nobility and honor of the invasion.
Mistress Quickly Also referred to as Hostess, Mistress Quickly is another important character from Henry IV, Part 1 and Part 2. In Henry V she relates the death of Falstaff.
Rambures Lord Rambures is a French nobleman.
Earl of Salisbury The Earl of Salisbury is a English nobleman who fights with Henry V.
Lord Scroop Lord Scroop is one of three English noblemen who conspires with the French to kill Henry V and is executed for treason.
Earl of Suffolk The Earl of Suffolk is an English nobleman who dies in the Battle of Agincourt.
Earl of Warwick The Earl of Warwick is an English nobleman who fights with Henry V.
Earl of Westmoreland The Earl of Westmoreland is a cousin to King Henry V, who encourages the king to invade France.
Williams Williams is a soldier who challenges Henry V as he walks among his men incognito.
Duke of York The Duke of York is an English nobleman who dies in the Battle of Agincourt.
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