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"Henry V" is a history play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in 1599. It is based on the life of King Henry V of England, and focuses on events immediately before and after the Battle of Agincourt (1415) during the Hundred Years' War. The play is the final part of a tetralogy, preceded by "Richard II", "Henry IV", part 1 and "Henry IV", part 2. The plot follows the young prince (a reckless and undisciplined character in "Henry IV") as he matures into a man and embarks on an attempted conquest of France.