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Overview

Henry of Bolingbroke was one of the most important noblemen of the later fourteenth century. Brave, chivalrous and cultured, a talented musician, he excelled at the jousts held at his cousin Richard II's Court, acquiring military experience at Radcot Bridge in Oxfordshire and later fighting with the Teutonic Knights in Prussia. A great medieval traveller, he visited Konigsberg as Earl of Derby, travelling to Danzig, Prague and later Venice and Jerusalem. Bitterly opposed to Richard II's favourites, Bolingbroke as one of the Lords Appellant played a vital part. Henry's most controversial actions were the deposition of Richard II (1399) and the execution of Richard Scrope, Archbishop of York, after he had usurped Richard's throne. As Henry IV, an usurper, the King knew little peace, incessantly engrossed as he was in preserving his throne; and the French and Scots never allowed him to forget his usurpation. For many years he fought a savage and frustrating war against the great Welsh rebel Owain Glyn Dwr, but defeated the immortal Harry Percy (Hotspur) at the Battle of Shrewsbury (1403). In his relations with his Parliaments, Henry showed acumen and praiseworthy restraint, unlike his predecessor who was determined to be an absolute King. His short reign was remarkable for the development of Parliament.
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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
The three individual plays launch the third edition of the venerable "Arden Shakespeare" series, which will see the entire canon reproduced in superior scholarly editions by the year 2000. The First Folio is a facsimile edition of the original 1623 publication of the bard's works.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312116972
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 11/15/1994
  • Series: Music Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 166
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.43 (d)

Table of Contents

About the Series
About This Volume
List of Illustrations
Introduction 1
Pt. 1 William Shakespeare, The First Part of King Henry the Fourth 17
Pt. 2 Early Modern Documents and Controversies 119
1 Historiography and the Uses of History 121
2 Civil Order and Rebellion 169
3 Cultural Territories 195
Mapping the Land and Its People 196
London 200
Theatre in London: Sites and Controversies 208
Alehouse and Tavern 211
Women in Henry IV, Part I: Wives, Rebels, and Others 216
Wales 218
4 The "Education" of a Prince 275
5 Honor and Arms: Elizabethan Neochivalric Culture and the Military Trades 318
The Chivalric Heritage 319
Elizabethan Rites and Chivalric Rights 321
War 326
Manuals of Honor: The Ideal and the Practice 334
6 The Oldcastle Controversy: "What's in a Name?" 349
Bibliography 392
Index 405
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