Two early printed titles of the play are: The Cronicle History of Henry the Fifth; and The Life of Henry the Fifth.
As for many of the English histories, Shakespeare’s sources for Henry the Fifth look like the usual suspects:
- Raphael Holinshed’s Chronicles of England, Scotland and Ireland–Holinshed was only one of a three main authors of the work (the other two being William Harrison and Richard Stanyhurst), and their work was first printed in 1577.
- Edward Hall’s The Union of the Two Illustrious Families of Lancaster and York
- Samuel Daniel’s The First Four Books of the Civil Wars Between the Two Houses of Lancaster and York