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Henry V Characters

The Duke of Exeter is King Henry’s uncle and one of his chief supporters and closest advisors. 

The King tends to call on him when something needs doing, whether it is opening a gift or arresting traitors. A man eager for war, who helps to convince Henry to attack France, he is sent as ambassador to the French court. A defiant and unbending man, he is utterly loyal and rather intimidating. He can be emotional when faced with the death of a friend, however. Given the command of Harfleur after Henry captures it, he nevertheless follows the army and is present at Agincourt, and later at the peace negotiations with the French. Historically he is the same as the Exeter of Henry VI, Part One.

 

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