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On the battle field, Act IV, scene vi, 1826

On the battle field, Act IV, scene vi, 1826

Scene summary: On the field at the Battle of Agincourt, the English appear to have seized the advantage and have captured many French soldiers and noblemen. But the battle is not quite over, as many of the French continue to fight. Exeter gives King Henry an update on the battle: the English are doing well, but two noble cousins, the Duke of York and the Earl of Suffolk, have been killed. Exeter touchingly describes the way the wounded York lay down to die beside the body of his beloved cousin Suffolk. Henry, like Exeter, is moved to tears by the story.

Link to the complete summary and information source: SparkNotes, "Henry V" - http://www.sparknotes.com/shakespeare/henryv/section10.rhtml

Image Source: Circulating Collection, Print and Picture Collection, Free Library of Philadelphia. Subject: "Henry V" -- Shakespeare.

Original source: Engraved by B. Gibbon from a painting by H. Corbould, Published by Hurst, Robinson and Co., 6 Pall Mall, London, 1826

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