Act 1, Scene 1* The King is in his palace with some advisors and bemoans that continuing civil war. He wants to end it by going on a crusade. * Westmoreland brings news that Mortimer has failed in Scottland and a massacre took place. Henry Percy's army is strong. * King Henry IV, his advisers, allies and court are at the London palace. * The King speaks of wanting to go on a crusade to the Holy Land but civil war is brewing. * Westmoreland tells of battles in Wales. * The King says he is jealous of Northumberland, Henry Percy's father. He wishes he could trade his son Henry for Henry Percy. * Henry Percy has taken a large number of Earls captive, and refuses to release most of them with ransoms. The King hates his pride. * Westmoreland blames Worcester, Henry Percy's (or Hotspur), uncle, for encouraging his nephew to continue is this bloody work...
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