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The British nation a history / by George MWrong . treaty of ^CS to his English f ollow- Troyes, May ers. By 1420 the English 21,1420. -i.- i J- were m a position to dic- tate terms of peace to France, and inthe treaty of Troyes it was agreed thatHenry should marry Katharine, daugh-ter of Charles VI; that he should beregent of the kingdom, and ultimate-ly succeed to the throne. England and France were to beperpetually united under one sovereign. The disinheritedDauphin still held out south of the Loire, and againsthim Henry carried on for two years a vigorous campaign.Probably he undermined his

The British nation a history / by George MWrong . treaty of ^CS to his English f ollow- Troyes, May ers. By 1420 the English 21,1420. -i.- i J- were m a position to dic- tate terms of peace to France, and inthe treaty of Troyes it was agreed thatHenry should marry Katharine, daugh-ter of Charles VI; that he should beregent of the kingdom, and ultimate-ly succeed to the throne. England and France were to beperpetually united under one sovereign. The disinheritedDauphin still held out south of the Loire, and againsthim Henry carried on for two years a vigorous campaign.Probably he undermined his Stock Photo
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The British nation a history / by George MWrong . treaty of ^CS to his English f ollow- Troyes, May ers. By 1420 the English 21,1420. -i.- i J- were m a position to dic- tate terms of peace to France, and inthe treaty of Troyes it was agreed thatHenry should marry Katharine, daugh-ter of Charles VI; that he should beregent of the kingdom, and ultimate-ly succeed to the throne. England and France were to beperpetually united under one sovereign. The disinheritedDauphin still held out south of the Loire, and againsthim Henry carried on for two years a vigorous campaign.Probably he undermined his system by overwork ; in July,1422, he Avas taken ill, and on August 31,1422, with few ofhis dreams realized, Henry V died in France. With slowand stately pomp they carried his remains tothe sea-shore and thence to Dover and to Lon-don. He lies in Westminster Abbey, and overhis tomb still hang his saddle, his shield with the lilies ofFrance, and his helmet, borne in that solemn processionnearly five hundred years ago. He had tried to unite to. Dismounted French Knight, about 1415. Note the heavy plate armour. Henrys death,1422. A CENTURY OF CIVIL AND FOREIGN WAR 209 his realm another, maijy times larger and more populous,but the French and the English were peoples each strongin national spirit, and each resolved not to bear the yokeof the other, and this temper no royal marriage, no writ-ten treaty, or military array could permanently change. A child inherited the throne, and his reign is one longtragedy. There is no sadder tale in all history than that of the gentle and virtuous Henry VI, sur-Hen^Vl ^ IO^^nded by raging factions which destroyed his friends, his only son, and finally himself.He was king when eight months old, and appears neverto have lived a childs life. At four he rode through Lon-don in state, the important person in a great ceremonial;at seven he sat on the throne through fiery debates of thePeers, and was sometimes called upon for the final Avord ;at nine h

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