Definition of Henry V from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Henry V

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(1387-1422) king of England (1413-22) and son of Henry IV. He is regarded as a symbol of English patriotism (= love of one's own country), especially because of Shakespeare's play Henry V. He took an English army to France during the Hundred Years War and defeated the French at the Battle of Agincourt (1415), putting an area of France under English control.