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Henry V Characters

Chorus

The Chorus leads the audience through the play, explaining those things that the theatre lacks the ability, the budget, or the time to show. 

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King Henry the Fifth

King Henry V is the same characters as the Harry of Henry IV, Part One and Part Two. He is a young man who when he was heir to the throne pretended to be dissolute so that he would impress his subjects by becoming a good man the moment he took power. 

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Earl of Westmorland

The Earl of Westmorland is one of King Henry’s noblemen, who helps to incite him to war against France. He despises traitors. He is the same as the Westmorland of Henry IV, Part Two.

Bishop of Ely

The Bishop of Ely is worried that the Church will lose most of its revenue, and works with the Archbishop of Canterbury to avoid this by convincing Henry to go to war against France. 

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Lord Scroop

Henry, Lord Scroop of Masham is a traitor against King Henry, hired by the French to murder the King with the help of Cambridge and Grey. 

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Sir Thomas Grey

Sir Thomas Grey is a traitor against King Henry, hired by the French to murder the King with the help of Cambridge and Scroop. He insists that he is glad to have been found out.

Sir Thomas Erpingham

Sir Thomas Erpingham is an old, white-haired soldier in the English army, well-respected by the men. He summons the King’s war council, and lends Henry his cloak.

Gower

Captain Gower is an officer in the English army who is friendly with Fluellen, if somewhat overwhelmed by the Welshman’s know-it-all-ness. 

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Fluellen

Captain Fluellen is a Welsh officer in the English army who is obsessed with military history and deeply proud of his nationality. 

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Macmorris

Captain Macmorris is an Irish officer in the English army, in charge of digging the mines at the walls of Harfleur. 

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Jamy

Captain Jamy is a Scottish officer in the English army who enjoys listening to a good dispute over the proper way to fight a war. 

Bates

John Bates is a soldier in the English army who rather wishes he wasn’t in France. 

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Court

Alexander Court is a soldier in the English army, a friend to John Bates and Michael Williams. He is on the lookout for the start of the say.

Williams

Michael Williams is a soldier in the English army, a friend of Alexander of Court and John Bates. 

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Pistol

Pistol is the same character as the Pistol of Henry IV, Part Two, formerly one of Falstaff’s companions and now a soldier in Henry’s army, with the rank of Ancient (Ensign). 

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Nym

Nym is a corporal in the army, and one of Falstaff’s former companions. 

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Bardolph

Bardolph is one of Falstaff’s old companions and now a soldier in the French army, the same character as the Bardolph of Henry IV, Part Two

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Boy

Boy is in the service of Pistol, Nim, and Bardolph, and was once Falstaff’s page, in Henry IV, Part Two

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English Herald

English Herald joins Montjoy to make an agreed-upon list of the dead after the battle, and reports these back to the King.

Duke of Burgundy

The Duke of Burgundy is a neutral party in the war, as loyal to England as to France, and therefore serves as negotiator between the two parties after the Battle of Agincourt. 

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Duke of Britain

The Duke of Britain is a French nobleman sent by King Charles to raise an army and prepare France for defense against King Henry. 

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Duke of Berri

The Duke of Berri [mute role] is a French nobleman sent by King Charles to raise an army and prepare France for defense against King Henry.

Rambures

Lord Rambures is a French nobleman and soldier with absolutely no doubt of victory over the English. 

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Grandpré

Lord Grandpré is a French nobleman and soldier who leads the first line of Frenchmen at Agincourt and therefore has a lot of leisure to study the English before the battle begins. 

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Montjoy

Montjoy is the Herald of the French King, Charles’s official mouthpiece; his word can be considered that of the King himself. 

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Ambassador of France

The Amabassador of France bears the Dauphin’s insulting present and message to King Henry. He has sense enough to be slightly scared of delivering it, and makes it very clear that he is only the messenger.

Hostess

Hostess is the same as Hostess Quickly of Henry IV, Part Two. Despite having become engaged to Nim, she has recently married Pistol. 

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French Court Attendant

The French Court Attendant announces the arrival of the Duke of Exeter to the French King.

French Messenger

The French Messenger comes to tell the French leaders that the English have prepared for battle.

 

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