Apologizing yet again for “th’ excuse/Of time, of numbers, and due course of things,/Which cannot in their huge and proper life/Be here represented,” Chorus relates the events that have transpired between the fall of France and the action of Act 5. Henry returned to England and a tumultuous reception, the Holy Roman Emperor also made the journey in an unsuccessful attempt to impose a peace treaty on England and France. Henry came back to Paris to claim the spoils of war, the French throne, and Princess Katharine.
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