Henry V is regarded as one of the great warrior kings of medieval England, famous for his victory against the French at the Battle of Agincourt. He grew up fond of music and reading, and became the first English king who could both read and write with ease in english.
In Loxwood the Oratory that had been built encouraged more people to settle in the area and this in turn allowed land owners to secure tenant farmers to rent their lands. Robert Rede the Bishop of Chichester died in 1415 and this heralded a period where a number of Bishops were ordained in Chichester but their role in office only lasted for a short period as they were moved to different areas of the Country.
In the wider sphere the first stone was laid at Syon Abbey in Isleworth, and this would become the wealthiest Monastery in England, and the home of one of the great libraries. The ancient glass making process was beginning to be seen in European homes fuelled in part by stained glass windows in monasteries and cathedrals.Read More...