King Henry V of Englandalso known as King Harry V. Henry relies on his maternal ancestry to lay claim to the French throne. He brilliantly manages to unite Scotland, Wales, Ireland and England in a unified attempt to defeat France and succeeds. The play ends with the promise of a marriage between Henry and Catherine, the daughter of King Charles of France, and Henry is made the heir to Charles' kingdom.
Duke of Gloucestera brother of King Henry V, he is one of the lords who fights with Henry in France.
Duke of Clarencea brother of King Henry V.
Duke of Exeterthe uncle of King Henry V, he plays a significant role in the war effort against France.
Duke of Yorka nobleman who offers to lead Henry's troops at the battle at Agincourt, he is killed in battle.
Salisburyan earl who fights with Henry at Agincourt.
Westmorlanda lord who fights with Henry at Agincourt.
Warwicka lord who fights with Henry at Agincourt.
Archbishop of Canterburya representative of the church who tells Henry that he has a legal right to claim the throne of France. Canterbury also promises that the church will give Henry a monetary gift to fund the war effort against France.
Bishop of Elya companion of Canterbury who also helps to legalize Henry's claim to the French throne.
Earl of Cambridgealso known as Richard, a traitor against Henry V who is put to death by the king when his plot is discovered.
Lord Scrope of Mashama traitor against Henry V, he is put to death by Henry when the plot is discovered.
Sir Thomas Greya traitor against Henry V, he is put to death by Henry when the plot is discovered.
Pistola former companion of Falstaff, he goes to war in France but does very little fighting. He is the only thief and friend of Falstaff who survives the war.
Nima former companion of Falstaff, he is killed while in France.
Bardolpha former companion of Falstaff, he is put to death for stealing while in France.
Boyformerly Falstaff's page, he ends up serving Pistol, Nim and Bardolph after Falstaff dies.
Hostess Quicklyformerly known as Mistress Quickly, now Pistol's wife, she dies of venereal disease while Pistol fights in France.
Captain Goweran English captain.
Captain Fluellena Welsh captain with a quick wit, he makes Pistol eat a leek at the end for the insults Pistol gave him.
Captain MacMorrisan Irish captain, in charge of digging the tunnels at Harfleur.
Captain Jamya Scottish captain.
Sir Thomas Erpinghaman old soldier whose coat Henry borrows the night before the battle at Agincourt. Henry uses the coat as a disguise to walk among his troops and encourage them for the battle the next morning.
John Batesan English soldier.
Alexander Courtan English soldier.
Michael Williamsan English soldier with whom Henry trades gloves. Williams and Henry (disguised) get into an argument and agree to settle their differences in a fight the next day after the battle.
King Charles VI of FranceCharles first offers Henry his daughter Catherine in marriage and also some profitless dukedoms in France. After the battle at Agincourt and several subsequent battles with Henry, he agrees to make Henry V his heir as well as his son-in-law.
Isabelthe wife and queen of King Charles VI.
The Dauphinthe son and heir of King Charles VI of France, he is a vain prince who sends Henry tennis balls at the beginning in an effort to mock him.
Catherinethe daughter of King Charles VI, Henry woos her at the end but she never declares her love for him.
Alicean older gentlewoman who serves Catherine, she teaches the princess how to speak English.
The Constable of Francea French nobleman who fights at Agincourt.
Duke of Bourbona French nobleman who fights at Agincourt and is captured by Henry.
Duke of Orleansa French nobleman who fights at Agincourt and is captured by Henry.
Duke of Berria French nobleman at Agincourt.
Lord Ramburesa French nobleman at Agincourt.
Lord Grandprea French nobleman at Agincourt.
Duke of Burgundya French nobleman who mediates the peace agreement between King Henry and King Charles.
Montjoythe French Herald who serves as King Charles' messenger to Henry.
Governorof Harfleur, he yields the city to Henry after a bloody bombardment.
French Ambassadorssent to England by the Dauphin, they present Henry with tennis balls.
Chorusserves to introduce each Act of the play.
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