Study Guide

Henry V Characters

By William Shakespeare

King Henry V

Henry V (a.k.a. King Harry of England) has come a long way since his wild days as a rowdy and...

Catherine

The daughter of King Charles VI and Queen Isabel, Catherine has been raised to act like a prim...

The Chorus

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Sir John Falstaff

Sir John Falstaff is Henry V's ex-BFF and mentor. In Henry IV Part 1, Falstaff taught "Wild...

Mistress Quickly

We first met Mistress Quickly back in Henry IV Part 1, where the outrageous hostess of the...

Pistol, Bardolph, and Nim

Like Falstaff and Mistress Quickly, Pistol, and Bardolph are Henry's old Eastcheap pals from...

Duke Of York

The Duke of York is Henry's cousin. The thing to know about him is that he dies during the Battle...

Earl Of Cambridge, Lord Scrope, and Sir Thomas Grey

Cambridge, Scrope, and Grey are three English traitors who take money from the French government...

Fluellen, Jamy, and MacMorris

Fluellen (from Wales), Jamy (from Scotland), and MacMorris (from Ireland) are all Captains in...

King Charles VI of France

Charles is the King of France, husband of Isabel, and father to Catherine and Lewis. In the play,...

Lewis, Dauphin of France

Lewis is the French Dauphin, which means he's supposed to inherit the French throne. As we know,...

Queen Isabel of France

Isabel is the Queen of France, which makes her the wife of King Charles and the mother of Lewis...

The Governor

The Governor of Harfleur is, you guessed it, the Governor of Harfleur. In the play, Henry's...

Montjoy

Montjoy is the French Herald (a.k.a. messenger). He's got a pretty terrible job (it's his duty to...

Alice

Alice is Princess Catherine's lady-in-waiting. She's about as old as Juliet's Nurse (in Romeo and...

Williams

Williams is a common soldier in Henry's army. When the king disguises himself as a commoner and...

Boy

The unnamed Boy is Falstaff's page (errand boy). After Falstaff dies (off-stage), the Boy takes...