Alex Hassell playing the titular role in Henry V wearing crown

Education Resources

Henry V

William Shakespeare

Discover teaching ideas and lesson planning inspiration through our range of resources, activities and other supporting materials on Shakespeare's Henry V.

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
  • War
  • 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: