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Henry V and the House of Lancaster
The first miniature sheet in Royal Mail's Kings and Queens series focuses on the War of the Roses, and features on our fantastic cover celebrates King Henry V, the greatest of the Lancastrian Kings.
Special Signed Editions
A limited number of these covers were genuinely signed by actor Geoffrey Streatfield, who notably portrayed Henry V with the Royal Shakespeare Company at Stratford-upon-Avon. While studying drama at university, Geoffrey wrote a dissertation cmoparing Olivier and Branagh's contrasting takes on Henry V, and we feel he made the perfect signature for this stunning cover.
Henry V is arguably the greatest of the Lancastrian Kings, and was the last King to have significant victories in France. His vicotry at Agincourt was glorified in Shakespeare's Henry V, and is also featured in our specially designed bow and arrow postmark
What is a first day cover?
At its most basic level, a first day cover (FDC) is an envelope bearing stamps postmarked on the first day that the stamps were issued. A cover originates from the practice of covering a letter in a separate sheet, so that it remained protected and safe from prying eyes. On the day the penny black was first issued, 1 May 1840, so emerged the very first FDC. Click here to find out more about first day covers
Quick Facts: Henry V & the House of Lancaster is a First-day Cover Issue date : 28th February 2008
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