4. Henry V
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Catalogue entry: Arundel MS 38
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Born in 1386, Henry V ruled from 1413 until he died in 1422. He was just 36 at that point, and he was also the second monarch from the House of Lancaster. He had taken over soon after his father passed away, and he became active during the Hundred Years’ War with France. He is known for being victorious at the Battle of Agincourt in 1415. Soon, the Treaty of Troyes was written, recognizing Henry V as the rightful heir to the French throne. As such, he married Catherine of Valois, Charles VI’s daughter.