Behaving badly: Henry V’s misspent youth

He's widely feted as one of England's greatest medieval kings but, for much of his early life, Henry looked more like a dithering also-ran than a statesman in the making. Anne Curry explores the growing pains of the hero of Agincourt

A portrait of Henry V of England. The Treaty if Troyes, signed in 1420, saw Henry named Charles's regent; by marrying the latter's daughter, Katherine, Henry secured his position as heir to the throne. (Universal History Archive/UIG via Getty Images)

This article was first published in the March 2013 issue of BBC History Magazine

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