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Henry V

To celebrate William Shakespeare's 450th birthday, we are sharing images and quotes from all 38 of his plays throughout April. Interested in reading the plays for free online in a searchable, mobile-friendly format? Go to folgerdigitaltexts.org

Arms of Henry V. Names and arms of the Knights of the Garter. Manuscript, 1606. Folger Shakespeare Library.

Georg Goldberg. Henry V, Act II, scene 2. Engraving, 18th century. Folger Shakespeare Library.

Alexandre Bida. Henry V, Act IV, scene 6: The Duke of York mourns the death of the Duke of Suffolk. Watercolor, 19th century. Folger Shakespeare Library.

Francis Ernest Jackson. A special study of Mr. Lewis Waller as "King Henry V" at the Imperial. Drawing, 1904 or 1905. Folger Shakespeare Library.

King Henry (Zach Appelman, top) leads his men in the Battle of Agincourt. Henry V, Folger Theatre, 2013. Directed by Robert Richmond. Photo taken by Scott Suchman.

Publicity photograph of Laurence Olivier in Henry V, 1945, courtesy of Carlton International.

Katie deBuys (Katherine of France), Henry V, directed by Robert Richmond, Folger Theatre, 2013. Photo by Scott Suchman.

The Folger Editions cover of Henry V

Catherine Flye, James Keegan (Pistol), Katie deBuys, and Louis Butelli, Henry V, directed by Robert Richmond, Folger Theatre, 2013. Photo by Scott Suchman.

James Stephanoff. King Henry V, act II, scene III. London. Mrs. Quickley's house in Eastcheap. Enter Pistol, Mrs. Quickley, Nym, Bardolph, and Boy. Pistol: Falstaff he is dead and we must yearn therefore. Watercolor, 1853. Folger Shakespeare Library.

John Byam Lister Shaw. God for Harry to illustrate Henry V in the Chiswick edition of Shakespeare. Pen and ink drawing, ca. 1900. Folger Shakespeare Library.

Zach Appelman (Henry V), Henry V, directed by Robert Richmond, Folger Theatre, 2013. Photo by Scott Suchman.

Robert Dudley. Katherine: "Dat is as it sall please de roi mon père." Henry V. 19th century. Folger Shakespeare Library.

Photograph from Laurence Olivier's movie of Henry V: Henry wooing Katherine. 1945. Folger Shakespeare Library.