Edward II: The Troublesome Reign and Lamentable End of Edward the Second, King of England, with the Tragical Fall of Proud Mortimer - Study Guide Act 4, Scene 6 Summary & Analysis

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The disguised Edward, Spencer, and Baldock take refuge in a monastery, where the Abbot assures them they will be safe. Edward expresses his gratitude, bemoans his current state of misery, expresses the wish to live the rest of his life as a monastic contemplative, and urges the monks to keep their presence secret. The monks reassure him, but Spencer comments that a farmer in a nearby field looked suspiciously at them when they arrived. Edward lays his head in the Abbot's lap, commenting on how tired he feels. Howell arrives, having been shown to Edward by the farmer Spencer just spoke of. Another nobleman, Leicester, places Spencer and Baldock under arrest in the name of Isabella. Edward dramatically tells Leicester to kill him then and there. Howell tells Leicester it's time to take Spencer and Baldock away. Edward and his allies say their farewells, Leicester...

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