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Edward II: The Troublesome Reign and Lamentable End of Edward the Second, King of England, with the Tragical Fall of Proud Mortimer Chapter Summary & Analysis - Act 4, Scene 5 Summary

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Act 4, Scene 5 Summary

Spencer urges Edward to flee, saying Isabella and her forces are too strong to be withstood. Edward refuses, saying he won't be considered a coward. He calls for a horse so he can charge into battle. Baldock tells him this is not the right time, and leads him out. Edmund appears, speaking at length in soliloquy of his sympathy for his brother (Edward) and his belief that Mortimer is behaving treasonously. He realizes that he has to keep his true feelings a secret, since Mortimer and Isabella are now having an affair and there's no way of telling what will happen. Isabella, Prince Edward, Mortimer, and Hainault join him, with Isabella expressing thanks to God for their victories so far and proclaiming Prince Edward as protector of the realm. Edmund asks her what she intends to do with Edward once he's defeated. Mortimer comments that...

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