Henry V follows the young King Henry after he has just inherited the crown. The play focuses on his early campaign in France and shows us the events around the battle of Agincourt.
For young people of all ages, this play is a brilliant way to look at leadership and the qualities of a leader as well as looking at a range of themes including:
- Power and Responsibility
- Class and Society
You can discover more about these themes and where they appear in the text as well as others in our Themes Resource.
There are lots of ways you could choose to approach this text but you may find the following particularly useful: