By entering your details, you are agreeing to HistoryExtra terms and conditions. Henry VIII had become heir to the throne when his elder brother, Arthur, died in 1502. You can unsubscribe at any time. He suffered from battlefield dysentery and died on Aug. 31, 1422, just shy of his 36th birthday. The French advance was impeded by mud and their own mounting dead. All he had to do was outlive the feeble King Charles VI…but he didn’t make it. His coronation ceremony took place in Westminster Abbey on April 9, 1413, and the snow that fell that day was interpreted as a sign that difficult times would come. Henry V was all set to become the King of France. After learning about the life of King Henry V of England, take a look at the complicated lineage of the British Royal Family. On Midsummer's Day in 1509 a 17 year old was crowned king of England. Thomas Walsingham speaks of his retinue in 1412 being “larger than any seen before these days”. Historians have since debated the historicity of this “prince-gone-wild” prodigal son persona. In the anonymous Vita et Gesta Henrici Quinti (often called the Pseudo-Elmham), Henry is described as being in his youth “an assiduous cultivator of lasciviousness…passing the bounds of modesty he was the fervent soldier of Venus as well as Mars; youthlike he was fired by her torches and in the midst of worthy works of war found leisure for excesses common to ungoverned age”. Flagella: Definition, Structure & Functions, TExES History 7-12 (233): Practice & Study Guide, AP World History Syllabus Resource & Lesson Plans, Holt World History - Human Legacy: Online Textbook Help, High School World History: Tutoring Solution, DSST A History of the Vietnam War: Study Guide & Test Prep, High School World History: Help and Review, CLEP Social Sciences and History: Study Guide & Test Prep, Middle School US History: Help and Review, AP European History: Homework Help Resource, Prentice Hall America: History of our Nation: Online Textbook Help, McDougal Littell World History: Online Textbook Help, To learn more about the information we collect, how we use it and your choices visit our, Biological and Biomedical He was brave but flawed, and always prioritised his own desires. He was  also outraged not to be chosen to lead an expedition to Aquitaine in the summer of 1412. King Henry V Of England. So the career that lay ahead for the “young lord Henry” or “Lord Henry, son of the Earl of Derby”, as he is described in the financial records of his father and grandfather, was that of a peer – but at the time it seemed that he might have to wait many years for his inheritance. All did not go well with the prince’s campaigns. According to Shakespeare’s play, it is only after Henry’s father died that he suddenly transformed and matured; or, as his character famously declares, he was like a brilliant sun (a play on son, or heir) waiting to come out from behind the clouds. As the medievalist Christopher Allmand observes, Prince Henry attended a good proportion of meetings but was increasingly advancing the interests of key friends and relations – including his father’s half-brother, Henry Beaufort – and challenging the power of the chancellor, Thomas Arundel, archbishop of Canterbury.