CliffsNotes on Shakespeare's Richard II

CliffsNotes on Shakespeare's Richard II

CliffsNotes on Shakespeare's Richard II

CliffsNotes on Shakespeare's Richard II

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Before departing, Richard visits the ailing father of Bolingbroke, John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster. Gaunt warns Richard with his dying words that he is flirting with danger and doing great harm to the country by allowing himself to be influenced by his sycophantic courtiers. When he dies, Richard takes possession of all of Gaunt’s wealth and leaves for Ireland.

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