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1. "O! For a muse of fire, that would ascend the brightest heaven of invention... A kingdom for a stage, princes to act and monarchs to behold..."
The film is introduced by the actor Derek Jacobi in a role popular in the plays of the Shakespearean period. What name is given to the role portrayed by Jacobi?
2. "In terram Salicam mulieres ne succedant; no woman shall succeed in Salic land..."
During his confirmation of King Henry's claim to the throne of France, where does the Lord Archbishop of Canterbury say that the Salic Lands lay?
3. "The Prince, my master, thinks that you savour too much of your youth; he therefore sends you meter for your spirit, this tun of treasure..."
With which gift, delivered by the French herald Montjoy, does the Dauphin insult the English king?
4. "Now all the youth of England are on fire and silken dalliance in the wardrobe lies, for now sits expectation in the air..."
We are now transported to the Boar's Head Tavern, an establishment in Eastcheap, London owned by Mistress Nell Quickly. The part of Mistress Quickly is played by which British actress, one who went on to play a supporting role in one of British cinema's most successful spy film franchises?
5. "Company, villainous company hath been the spoil of me; I was as virtuous as a gentleman need to be. Swore little, diced not! Above seven days a week, paid money that I borrowed - three or four times..."
The jovial character Sir John Falstaff, forever associated with England, is portrayed in 'Henry V' by which popular Scottish actor, one who shares his surname with a great exponent of this instrument?
6. "I will weep for thee; for this revolt of thine, methinks, is like another fall of man... "
After their treachery has been revealed, the three conspirators are arrested for high treason and sentenced. At which English Channel port were the conspirators arrested and executed?
7. "I see you stand like ____ in the slips straining upon the start; the game's afoot, follow your spirit and upon this charge cry God! For Harry, England and Saint George!"
With which noble dog breed does King Henry compare his soldiers at the siege of Harfleur, his army's first engagement in France?
8. "Je te prie, m'enseignez: il faut que j'apprenne a parler. Comment appelez-vous la main en Anglais?"
The character of Catherine de Valois and her lady-in-waiting Alice inject some comedic relief into the proceedings. What, specifically, does Catherine discuss with her lady-in-waiting in order to practice her English language skills?
9. "Where is Montjoy the herald? Speed him hence; let him greet England with our sharp defiance..."
The French king, Charles VI, orders his armies to intercept the English whilst King Henry and his forces withdraw to which historic French channel port?
10. "We give express charge that in our marches through the country that nothing be compelled from the villages, nothing taken but paid for, none of the French upbraided or abused..."
For which offence was Lieutenant Bardolph executed on the orders of the Duke of Exeter?
11. "My Lord of Orléans and my Lord High Constable, you talk of horse and armour?... "
"You are as well provided with both as any Prince of the world."
The High Constable of France, Charles d'Albret, informs his compatriots that his armour is decorated with which heavenly body or bodies?
12. "My name is Pistol called!"
"It sits well with your fierceness," replies King Henry whilst gathering his thoughts during a tour of the English encampment.
Actor Robert Stephens plays the role of Ancient Pistol. During the period in which the tale is set, which role was performed by a soldier with the rank of 'ancient', sometimes spelled 'auncient'?
13. "Oh! That we now had here but one ten thousand of those men in England that do no work today!"
"What's he that wishes so, my cousin Westmoreland? No, my fair cousin, if we are marked to die, we are enough to do our country loss and if to live the fewer men the greater share of honour!"
On which Christian saint's feast day does the Battle of Agincourt take place?
14. "I was not angry since I came to France!"
Which event is it that elicits this response from King Henry in the midst of the fighting at Agincourt?
15. "What is this castle called that stands hard by?" asks King Henry. "They call it Agincourt," replies the herald of the French. "Then call we this the field of Agincourt, fought on the day of Crispin Crispianus."
As the English depart the field of Agincourt, King Henry returns an item to one of his soldiers that he had been 'offered' the previous night. What was this item?
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