Edward II: The Troublesome Reign and Lamentable End of Edward the Second, King of England, with the Tragical Fall of Proud Mortimer - Act 3, Scenes 1, 2 and 3 Summary & Analysis

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Act 3, Scenes 1, 2 and 3 Summary

The three scenes of this act chronicle events following Gaveston's execution.

Scene 1 - As Gaveston bemoans his fate, Warwick arrives to forcibly remove him from Pembroke's care. Conversation reveals that Gaveston has not yet had his chance to speak with Edward. Warwick takes him away, paying no attention to his protests.

Scene 2 - Edward tells Spencer he's desperate for a response to his request to see Gaveston, commenting that he fears the willfulness and anger of the rebellious Lords. Spencer speaks flatteringly to him, urges him to remember his mighty royal lineage, and suggests he capture and execute the rebels. Edward says if Gaveston is not sent to him, he'll do exactly that. Spencer's father, at the head of an army, arrives to support Edward in his battle against the rebels. Edward greets him with happy gratitude, bestows a title on Spencer Sr...

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