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Henry IV @Barbican, 25/11/2015

The Royal Shakespeare Company is currently staging three of Shakespeare’s historic plays at the Barbican Theatre under the King And Country series. Henry V is part of that serious in light of the 600th anniversary of the Battle Of Agincourt. 313 more words

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Anne of Gloucester, Daughter of a Traitor

Born sometime around 1382 Anne of Gloucester was the daughter of Thomas of Woodstock, 1st Duke of Gloucester, and Eleanor de Bohun.

Anne’s parentage was impeccable. 1,471 more words

English History

Henry V: The Warrior King of 1415 Review

This books focuses solely on the year 1415 and gives extensive background on the events that led to the battle of Agincourt. 600 years after the battle, he continues to be revered and hailed as one of the greatest monarchs that ever lived, but behind the legend is a darker person that Mortimer exposes in this book. 367 more words


Henry V’s triumphal return to London after Agincourt (1415)

November 23rd – On this day in 1415 took place Henry V’s triumphal return to  London after his famous  victory over the French at the Battle of Agincourt on October 25th.  460 more words

On This Day

Shakespeare's rural background

Shakespeare’s rural backound has been a great influence on him and his plays. Unlike his contemporaries, Shakespeare didn’t go to university (Oxford or Cambridge), and as such didn’t have an opportunity to loose his accent (which is fairly average of what happens at universities). 282 more words

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Celebrating a Welsh dragon: in the steps of Owain Glyndwr

What does 2015 have to say to Owain Glendwyr or Agincourt? Join the anniversary celebrations.

2015, just outside Oswestry on the Welsh-English border. There is a hill and an oak tree, a tiny coat of arms nailed to its trunk. 498 more words

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"'Tis your thoughts that now must deck our kings": Henry V at the Barbican

The Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of Henry V, running at the Barbican till late January, is extremely timely, arriving on the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt. 852 more words