The next video I’d like to recommend has been a favorite of my children for 20 years. It is Kenneth Branaugh’s production of Shakespeare’s play, “Henry V”. This play narrates the history of the prodigal turned heroic Catholic king of England, Henry V. It focuses, specifically, on his acts in England’s war against France, which England won in the famous battle of Agincourt (1415 AD).
Some fun notes about this film:
- The actor who plays Thomas More in “A Man for All Seasons” plays the king of France.
- The actor who plays Bilbo Baggins in “The Lord of the Rings” plays one of Henry’s soldiers.
It’s a beautifully made film that presents Catholicism in an honorable way. Most highly recommended.
William C. Michael, Headmaster
Classical Liberal Arts Academy