of Henry V (FVH) of Henry V (CHV) of Henry V (LHF)
VHF bears distinctive similarities to LHF concerning title, title emblem and design, 15 plot elements have been identified that occur in both the anonymous play VHF and in the Henry trilogy. (Bate: "...Shakespeare later in the 1590ies set about reworking the story of FVH". How does Bate know?)
Leaving aside a closer relationship between VHF and LHF Prof. Bate should have given a more plausible explanation a) Why Shakespeare was such a plagiarist and has "stolen" title, emblem and design from the unnamed author of VHF, b) Who may have been the anonymous author 1594 of VHF and c) when the extensive changes, additions and augmentations of LHF (compared to Q1 Q2 Q3 in CHV) were made?
Isn't there a better, simpler and more coherent theory for this bizare and strange situation of VHF, CHF and LHF related to the authorship problem?