Henry V



Characters


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Role Summary
Alexander IdenAlexander Iden (hist) kills Jack Cade in Henry VI, Part 2.
AliceAlice (fict) gives the French princess Katharine an English lesson in Henry V.
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Anne BullenAnne Bullen (hist), known to history as Anne Boleyn, is a maid of Honour to Katherine who later becomes King Henry's second wife, in Henry VIII.
Archbishop CranmerThomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury (hist) is a major character in the last act of Henry VIII: hauled before the privy council by his enemies and threatened with imprisonment, but protected by the king.
Archbishop of CanterburyThe Archbishop of Canterbury (hist) is an important character in the first act of Henry V. He expounds Henry's claim to the French throne.
Bardolph (1)Bardolph (fict) is a follower of Sir John Falstaff in Henry IV, Part 1 and Henry IV, Part 2.. He is hanged for stealing a pax in Henry V.
BassetBasset (fict) is a follower of the Duke of Somerset, in Henry VI, Part 1.
Bastard of OrleansThe Bastard of Orleans (hist) is one of the French leaders in Henry VI, Part 1.
BatesJohn Bates (fict) is a soldier in the English army in Henry V.
BeadleA Beadle arrests Doll Tearsheet in Henry IV, Part 2.
Bishop LincolnThe Bishop of Lincoln (hist) speaks in favour of Henry's divorce, in the trial scene of Henry VIII.
Bishop of ElyThe Bishop of Ely (hist) conspires with the Archbishop of Canterbury in the opening scene of Henry V.
BolingbrokeBolingbroke, with Southwell, Jourdain and Hume, are the supernatural conspirators with Eleanor Duchess of Gloucester in Henry VI, Part 2.
BonaLady Bona (hist) is King Lewis's sister-in-law, whose hopes to marry Edward are thwarted, in Henry VI, Part 3.
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Boy (1)A boy is a character in Henry V, who goes to war with Pistol, Bardolph and Nym.
Boy (2)The Master Gunner's Boy kills Salisbury, in Henry VI, Part 1.
BrandonBrandon (fict) arrests Buckingham, in Henry VIII.
Captain (2)An English Captain witnesses the retreat of the cowardly Fastolfe, in Henry VI, Part 1. ; An English Captain accompanies Lucy on his mission to obtain assistance from the English Lords, in Henry VI, Part 1.
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CapuciusCapucius is ambassador of Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor (Katherine's cousin)
Cardinal CampeiusCardinal Campeius (hist) is the papal legate at the trial of Katherine, in Henry VIII.
Cardinal WolseyCardinal Wolsey (hist) orchestrates the fall from grace of Buckingham and Katherine, but himself falls from grace and dies, in Henry VIII.
Charles, King of FranceThe Dauphin, later King Charles VII of France (hist) leads the French forces, with Joan, in Henry VI, Part 1.
Chorus (1)The Chorus (fict) is the second most major character, after the king himself, in Henry V. He speaks a lengthy prologue to each of the five acts, and an epilogue.
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Clerk of ChathamEmmanuel the Clerk of Chatham (fict) is murdured by Jack Cade's rebels in Henry VI, Part 2.
CommonsA cobbler and a carpenter are among the crowd of commoners gathered to welcome Caesar home enthusiastically in the opening scene of Julius Caesar.
Constable of FranceThe Constable of France (hist) leads the French forces in Henry V.
Countess of AuvergneThe Countess of Auvergne tries to entrap Talbot in Henry VI, Part 1.
CourtAlexander Court (fict) is a soldier in the English army in Henry V.
CrierA crier to the court, and a scribe to the court, are minor roles - but they usually have dramatic impact - in the trial scene of Henry VIII.
CromwellThomas Cromwell (hist) is secretary to Wolsey, and later to the Privy Council, in Henry VIII.
Dick the ButcherDick the Butcher (fict) is a follower of Jack Cade in Henry VI, Part 2.
Doctor ButtsDoctor Butts (hist) is the king's physician in Henry VIII. He alerts the king to Cranmer's humiliation in refused admittance to the council chamber.
Duke of AlenconThe Duke of Alençon (hist) is one of the French leaders in Henry VI, Part 1.
Duke of BedfordPrince John of Lancaster (hist) (Duke of Bedford) is the younger brother of Prince Hal in Henry IV, Part 1, Henry IV, Part 2, and Henry V. He is also the Duke of Bedford who is Regent of France in Henry VI, Part 1
Duke of BourbonThe Duke of Bourbon (hist) fights on the French side in Henry V.
Duke of Buckingham (1)The Duke of Buckingham (hist) is a Yorkist in Henry VI, Part 3, and is a co-conspirator with Richard - although he is eventually rejected, then murdered on Richard's orders - in Richard III.
Duke of Buckingham (2)The Duke of Buckingham (3) (hist), an enemy of Wolsey, falls from grace and is executed by Henry in Henry VIII.
Duke of Burgundy (1)The Duke of Burgundy (hist) brokers the peace treaty between the kings of France and England in the last act of Henry V. The Duke of Burgundy (hist) fights firstly in alliance with the English, and later in alliance with the French, in Henry VI, Part 1.
Duke of ExeterThe Duke of Exeter (hist) is an uncle of Henry V. He acts as emissary to the French King in Henry V. He has a more choric role in Henry VI, Part 1. The Duke of Exeter (hist) is a Lancastrian leader in Henry VI, Part 3.
Duke of GloucesterHumphrey, Duke of Gloucester (hist) appears as a brother of Hal in Henry IV, Part 2 and Henry V. He is a much more important character as the protector in Henry VI, Part 1 and Henry VI, Part 2, in which he is murdered by his rivals.
Duke of Norfolk (1)The Duke of Norfolk (hist) is a supporter of the Yorkists in Henry VI, Part 3 and Richard III.


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