This far then, our hard-working author has taken the story with his rough and selective pen, squeezing powerful men into a small space. He’s distorted the full history of their glorious exploits by selection. Harry’s life was short but in that shortness this star of England lived greatly. His sword was made for war and with it he created the world’s best realm, leaving his son its imperial monarch. Henry the Sixth, crowned when only a baby, succeeded this king. There were so many politicians managing this state that they lost France and brought internal strife to England, as we have often showed on our stage. These considered, may this play be acceptable to your fair minds.

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Henry V in modern English | Henry V original text
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Modern Henry V Act 1, Prologue | Henry V text Act 1, Prologue
Modern Henry V Act 1, Scene 1 | Henry V text Act 1, Scene 1
Modern Henry V Act 1, Scene 2 | Henry V text Act 1, Scene 2
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Modern Henry V Act 2, Chorus | Henry V text Act 2, Chorus
Modern Henry V Act 2, Scene 1 | Henry V text Act 2, Scene 1
Modern Henry V Act 2, Scene 2 | Henry V text Act 2, Scene 2
Modern Henry V Act 2, Scene 3 | Henry V text Act 2, Scene 3
Modern Henry V Act 2, Scene 4 | Henry V text Act 2, Scene 4
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Modern Henry V Act 3, Chorus | Henry V text Act 3, Chorus
Modern Henry V Act 3, Scene 1 | Henry V text Act 3, Scene 1
Modern Henry V Act 3, Scene 2 | Henry V text Act 3, Scene 2
Modern Henry V Act 3, Scene 3 | Henry V text Act 3, Scene 3
Modern Henry V Act 3, Scene 4 | Henry V text Act 3, Scene 4
Modern Henry V Act 3, Scene 5 | Henry V text Act 3, Scene 5
Modern Henry V Act 3, Scene 6 | Henry V text Act 3, Scene 6
Modern Henry V Act 3, Scene 7 | Henry V text Act 3, Scene 7
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Modern Henry V Act 4, Chorus | Henry V text Act 4, Chorus
Modern Henry V Act 4, Scene 1 | Henry V text Act 4, Scene 1
Modern Henry V Act 4, Scene 2 | Henry V text Act 4, Scene 2
Modern Henry V Act 4, Scene 3 | Henry V text Act 4, Scene 3
Modern Henry V Act 4, Scene 4 | Henry V text Act 4, Scene 4
Modern Henry V Act 4, Scene 5 | Henry V text Act 4, Scene 5
Modern Henry V Act 4, Scene 6 | Henry V text Act 4, Scene 6
Modern Henry V Act 4, Scene 7 | Henry V text Act 4, Scene 7
Modern Henry V Act 4, Scene 8 | Henry V text Act 4, Scene 8
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Modern Henry V Act 5, Chorus | Henry V text Act 5, Chorus
Modern Henry V Act 5, Scene 1 | Henry V text Act 5, Scene 1
Modern Henry V Act 5, Scene 2 | Henry V text Act 5, Scene 2
Modern Henry V Epilogue | Henry V text Epilogue

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