The French discuss the English threat
In France, King Charles worries about how close the English army is. His son, the Dauphin, dismisses his fears, thinking Henry is a 'vain, giddy, shallow, humorous youth' but Charles reminds him that Henry’s ancestors have humiliated France in the past. Henry’s ambassador, Exeter, enters with a warning that if the French don’t back down, Henry will come 'In thunder and in earthquake, like a Jove'. Charles says he’ll consider it but the Dauphin wants 'Nothing but odds with England'.