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Henry V

(1387—1422) king of England and lord of Ireland, and duke of Aquitaine

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ballistics, cannon, and gunnery

ballistics, cannon, and gunnery  

By the beginning of the 14th century Europeans had developed tube-shaped weapons, made in bronze or wrought iron, which used gunpowder to discharge missiles from them, bolts (initially) and then ...
Charles VI

Charles VI  

(1380–1422) Afflicted with paranoid schizophrenia since age 23, Charles illustrated the dangers inherent in the French concept of kingship: he ruled with full power and was kept from governing only ...
Ekkehard of Aura

Ekkehard of Aura  

(died after 1125)Ekkehard, abbot of Aura, was, as a historian, loyal to the ideas of reformed monasticism with which he was in contact at Tegernsee (1102–1103?), then at St ...
House of Lancaster

House of Lancaster  

The English royal house descended from John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, that ruled England from 1399 (Henry IV) until 1461 (the deposition of Henry VI) and again on Henry's brief restoration in ...
Hundred Years War

Hundred Years War  

This potentially misleading term denotes the series of conflicts between England and France between 1337 and 1453. Edward III's claim to the French throne, via his mother Isabella of France ...
Middle English

Middle English  

The term used by historians of the English language to denote a stage of its development intermediate between Old English (or ‘Anglo‐Saxon’) and modern English. In this historical scheme, Middle ...
Normandy

Normandy  

The name “Normandy” has been given since the 10th c. to the region conceded by King Charles the Simple in 911, by the treaty of Saint-Clair-sur-Epte, to the Vikings settled ...
Plantagenet

Plantagenet  

Name of the English royal dynasty which held the throne from the accession of Henry II in 1154 until the death of Richard III in 1485. The name comes from Latin planta genista ‘sprig of broom’, said ...
regimen of health

regimen of health  

[Latin: regimen sanitatis] Advice for maintaining or restoring health through modification of one’s conduct and environment.1. Non-naturals2. Professional prescriptions3. Popular advice1. ...
Syon

Syon  

(abbey) Birgittine (or Bridgettine) house in Isleworth (Middlesex), founded in 1415 by Henry V. The only Bridgettine establishment in England, it was a double monastery ruled by an abbess. Quickly ...

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