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William Shakespeare’s “1 Henry IV”: A Retelling in Prose — Act 5, Scene 5 (End)

— 5.5 — King Henry IV, in the presence of Prince Hal, Lord John of Lancaster, and the Earl of Westmoreland, was ready to pass judgment on the captured Earl of Worcester and Sir Richard Vernon. He said, “Rebellion always ends … Continue reading

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William Shakespeare’s “1 Henry IV”: A Retelling in Prose — Act 5, Scene 4

— 5.4 — In another part of the battlefield a little later were Prince Hal, who was bleeding, King Henry IV, Lord John of Lancaster, and the Earl of Westmoreland. King Henry IV said to Prince Hal, “Please, Harry, withdraw from … Continue reading

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William Shakespeare’s “1 Henry IV”: A Retelling in Prose — Act 5, Scene 3

— 5.3 — The battle had started. In the battlefield between the two camps, Douglas encountered Sir Walter Blunt, who was dressed like King Henry IV and acting as a decoy. Sir Walter Blunt asked, “What is your name, you … Continue reading

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William Shakespeare’s “1 Henry IV”: A Retelling in Prose — Act 5, Scene 2

— 5.2 — In the rebel camp, Worcester said to Sir Richard Vernon, “My nephew Hotspur must not know, Sir Richard, the liberal and kind offer of the King.” “It were best that he did know,” Sir Richard Vernon replied. … Continue reading

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William Shakespeare’s “1 Henry IV”: A Retelling in Prose — Act 5, Scene 1

— 5.1 — The next morning, on 21 July 1403, King Henry IV, Prince Hal, Lord John of Lancaster, Sir Walter Blunt, and Falstaff met in the King’s camp near Shrewsbury King Henry IV said, “The Sun is red like blood … Continue reading

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William Shakespeare’s “1 Henry IV”: A Retelling in Prose — Act 4, Scenes 3 and 4

— 4.3 — Hotspur, the Earl of Worcester, the Earl of Douglas, and Sir Richard Vernon debated battle tactics in the rebel camp near Shrewsbury. “Let’s fight tonight,” Hotspur said. “No,” Worcester said. “That’s a bad idea.” Douglas said, “If we … Continue reading

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William Shakespeare’s “1 Henry IV”: A Retelling in Prose — Act 4, Scene 2

— 4.2 — Falstaff and Bardolph were talking in a public road near Coventry. Falstaff’s company of men whom he had drafted into military service for King Henry IV were with them. Falstaff said, “Bardolph, go before me to Coventry. … Continue reading

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