Henry V Throughout History: Thawing Cold Fear

Henry V Throughout History: Thawing Cold Fear

And so, we reach our final analysis of Sir Kenneth Branagh’s 1989 film production of Henry V. So far, we’ve seen that Branagh’s version of Henry is a far darker soul than Laurence Olivier’s incarnation of the King. But how would this change as we depart Southampton...
Henry V's Navy: A Multinational Fleet

Henry V's Navy: A Multinational Fleet

Everyone knows what a ‘navy’ is, don’t they?  Usually, it is taken to mean a state fleet of some kind, like the British Royal Navy, or a mercantile marine such as the UK’s Merchant Navy. Neither usage fully expresses what 15th-century English people meant by the...
Shakespearience 2015: The Next Step

Shakespearience 2015: The Next Step

Last week the Drama Development department, along with students from Barton Peveril visited Wildern School, Hamble Community Sports College and Hounsdown school to present our 10-minute version of Macbeth. The final piece ended up being nearer to 15 minutes but was...
The Road To Azincourt – A Director's Story: Part Two

The Road To Azincourt – A Director's Story: Part Two

As part of his research for directing new play The Road To Glory Daniel Hill recently travelled to northern France to explore Azincourt and the port town of Harfleur 600 years after the devastating Battle of Agincourt led by Henry V. Join him on his journey…  ...
The English Army In 1415

The English Army In 1415

The army that Henry V raised for the French campaign of 1415, although not the largest raised by the English crown during the period, was certainly a substantial force, consisting of about 12,000 fighting men. By the early fifteenth century the English crown had...