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Henry V

The Hollow Crown Episode 4 of 4

Henry V has settled onto the throne and has the makings of a fine king when the French ambassador brings a challenge from the Dauphin. Inspired by his courtiers Exeter and York, Henry swears that he will, with all force, answer this challenge. The chorus tells of England's preparations for war and Henry's army sails for France. After Exeter's diplomacy is rebuffed by the French king, Henry lays a heavy siege and captures Harfleur. The French now take Henry's claims seriously and challenge the English army to battle at Agincourt.

2 hours, 15 minutes

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Sat 29 Dec 2012 23:45

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Role Contributor
Mistress QuicklyJulie Walters
The ChorusJohn Hurt
Thomas ErpinghamPaul Freeman
BardolphTom Georgeson
Duke of BurgundyRichard Griffiths
Duke of YorkPaterson Joseph
WestmorlandJames Laurenson
ExeterAnton Lesser
PistolPaul Ritter
WilliamsGwilym Lee
Earl of SalisburyRichard Clothier
Bishop of ElyNigel Cooke

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