From 11:00PM PDT on Friday, July 1 until 5:00AM PDT on Saturday, July 2, the Shmoop engineering elves will be making tweaks and improvements to the site. That means Shmoop will be unavailable for use during that time. Thanks for your patience!
We have changed our privacy policy. In addition, we use cookies on our website for various purposes. By continuing on our website, you consent to our use of cookies. You can learn about our practices by reading our privacy policy.
© 2016 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.

Analysis: Allusions

When authors refer to other great works, people, and events, it’s usually not accidental. Put on your super-sleuth hat and figure out why.

Main Literary Sources

  • Chronicles, Volume III by R. Holinshed (1587)
  • The Famous Victories of Henry V (anonymous play)
  • The Union of the Two Illustrious Families of Lancaster and York by Edward Hall (published 1542)

Historical Figures

  • King Henry V (1386-1422)
  • Henry Chichele, Archbishop of Canterbury (d.1433)
  • John Fordham, Bishop of Ely (d.1425)
  • Humphrey, Duke Of Gloucester (Henry's brother) (1390-1447)
  • John of Lancaster, Duke Of Bedford (Henry's brother) (1389-1435)
  • Thomas Beaufort, first Duke Of Exeter (Henry's uncle) (1377-1426)
  • Edward of Norwich, second Duke Of York (Henry's cousin) (1373-1415)
  • Thomas Montacute, fourth Earl of Salisbury (1388-1428)
  • Ralph Neville, first Earl of Westmorland (d.1425)
  • Richard de Beauchamp, thirteenth Earl of Warwick (1382-1439)
  • Richard of Conisburgh, third earl of Cambridge (1375-1415)
  • Henry Scrope, third Baron Scrope of Masham (1376-1415)
  • Thomas Grey (1384–1415)
  • King Charles VI King of France (1368-1422)
  • Isabeau (a.k.a. Isabel) of Bavaria, Queen of France (c.1371-1435)
  • Catherine de Valois (1401-1437)
  • Lewis, Dauphin of France (1397-1415)
  • Charles d'Albret, the Constable of France (1370-1435)

People who Shmooped this also Shmooped...