The Tragedy of King Richard the Second

The Tragedy of King Richard the Second

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This play opens with King Richard II and his uncle John of Gaunt trying to convince Henry Bolingbroke (Gaunt's son) and Thomas Mowbray (Duke of Norfolk) to settle a quarrel. Bolingbroke accuses Mowbray of murdering Richard's brother the Duke of Gloucester (Thomas of Woodstock). Although Mowbray didn't kill him, he could have prevented it -- or at least told the truth: that Richard II had ordered it. Richard II cannot calm them, so he allows them to compete in a joust. He then stops the joust while it is starting and sentences the two to banishment from England -- Mowbray forever, and Bolingbroke for five years. <P>
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  • Electronic book text
  • Pdm Classics
  • English
  • 0740809237
  • 9780740809231

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