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King Richard II (Part 2)

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  1. The second sequence— Richard II (–96), Henry IV, Part 1 and Part 2 (–98), and Henry V ()—begins with the deposing of a bad but legitimate king and follows its consequences through two generations, probing relentlessly at the difficult questions of .
  2. Written around , Richard II is the first play in Elizabethan playwright William Shakespeare's "second tetralogy," a group of four history plays that also include Henry IV Part 1, Henry IV Part 2, and Henry V.
  3. Summary. As the play opens, the young King Richard II has just arrived at Windsor Castle, a royal headquarters near London. There he is to arbitrate a dispute between two noble courtiers, one of whom has accused the other of treachery. The accuser is the king's cousin, a proud young nobleman named Henry Bolingbroke, also called the Duke of Herford; he is the son of John of Gaunt, the king's aged .
  4. Richard II, (born January 6, , Bordeaux [France]—died February , Pontefract, Yorkshire [now in West Yorkshire], England), king of England from to An ambitious ruler with a lofty conception of the royal office, he was deposed by his cousin Henry Bolingbroke (Henry IV) because of his arbitrary and factional rule. Britannica Quiz.
  5. Richard II (Wars of the Roses #1), William Shakespeare, Roma Gill (Editor) King Richard the Second is a history play by William Shakespeare believed to have been written in approximately It is based on the life of King Richard II of England (ruled –) and is the first part of a tetra-logy, referred to by some scholars as the Henriad, followed by three plays concerning Richard's /5.
  6. Therefore we can find prophecies which are not limited to Richard II, such as the murder of the king which will haunt Bolingbroke in King Henry IV. Act One Even before the play began, the reader gets to know that a terrible crime has taken place which is the reason for the dispute between Henry Bolingbroke and Thomas Mowbray.
  7. The King of heaven forbid our lord the King. Should so with civil and uncivil arms. Be rush’d upon! Thy thrice-noble cousin, Harry Bullingbrook, doth humbly kiss thy hand.
  8. In Edward III's dotage John of Gaunt (Ghent, in modern Belgium) was virtual ruler of England. He continued as regent when Richard II, aged 10, came to the throne in Four years later a poll tax was declared to finance the continuing war with France. Every person over the age of 15 had to pay.

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