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Henry V, King

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishHenry V, KingKing Henry VHenry V, King /ˌhenri ðə ˈfɪfθ/  (1387–1422) the king of England from 1413 until his death, who is remembered especially for defeating the French at the Battle of Agincourt. The events surrounding this battle are described in Shakespeare’s play Henry V, and there is a famous speech in which Henry says to his soldiers ‘Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more’, in order to encourage them to continue fighting. The play has been made into a film, by both Laurence olivier (1944) and Kenneth branagh (1989).
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