King Richard II

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APPENDIX I

HOLINSHED

(from The Historie of England, second edition, 15871)


THE QUARREL BETWEEN THOMAS MOWBRAY AND HENRY BOLINGBROKE

. . . in this parlement holden at Shrewsburie, Henrie duke of Hereford accused Thomas Mowbraie duke of Norfolke, of certeine words which he should utter in talke had betwixt them, as they rode togither latelie before betwixt London and Brainford, sounding highlie to the kings dishonor. And for further proofe thereof, he presented a supplication to the king, wherein he appealed the duke of Norfolke in field of battell, for a traitor, false and disloiall to the king, and enimie unto the realme. This supplication was red before both the dukes, in presence of the king: which doone, the duke of Norfolke tooke upon him to answer it, declaring that whatsoever the duke of Hereford had said against him other than well, he lied falselie like an untrue knight as he was. And when the king asked of the duke of Hereford what he said to it: he taking his hood off his head, said; My souereigne lord, even as the supplication which I tooke you importeth, right so I saie for truth, that Thomas Mowbraie duke of Norfolke is a traitour, false and disloiall to your roiall maiestie, your crowne, and to all the states of your realme.

Then the duke of Norfolke being asked what he said to this, he answered: Right deere lord, with your favour that I make answer unto your coosine here, I saie (your reverence saved) that Henrie of Lancaster duke of Hereford, like a false and disloiall traitor as he is, dooth lie, in that he hath or shall say of me otherwise than well. No more said the king, we have heard inough: and herewith commanded the duke of Surrie for that turne marshall of England, to arrest in his name the two dukes . . .

. . . there was a daie appointed about six weeks after, for the king to come unto Windsor, to heare and to take some order betwixt the two dukes, which had thus appealed ech other. There was a great

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Reprinted from the copy in the White Collection, King's College Library, Newcastle upon Tyne. The original is in black-letter; "u" (for "v") has been modernized, and marginal references omitted.

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • The Arden Shakespeare ii
  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Preface vii
  • Preface to the Fifth Edition (1961) viii
  • Abbreviations ix
  • Introduction xiii
  • Characters - (in Order of Speaking) 2
  • The Tragedy of King Richard the Second 3
  • Scene III.-- [the LIsts at Coventry.] 16
  • Scene IV. -- [the Court] - [ Enter the King with Bagot and Greene at One Door; and the Lord Aumerle at Another.] 21
  • Act II 46
  • Scene II.--[windsorcastle.] 69
  • Scene IV. --[a Camp in Wales.] 88
  • Act III 90
  • Scene II.-- [the Coast of Wales.] 94
  • Scene IV. --[the Duke of York's Garden.] 105
  • Act IV 124
  • Act V 145
  • Scene III.--[windsor Castle.] 152
  • Scene IV. -- [windsor Castle.] 159
  • Scene V. -- [a Prison at Pomfret Castle.] 169
  • Scene VI.--[windsor Castle.] 177
  • Appendix I 181
  • Appendix II 198
  • Appendix IV 207
  • Additional Notes to Text and Commentary 208
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