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 5, Scene 5 Summary & Analysis

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At Berkeley Castle, Matrevis and Gurney wonder how it's possible that Edward is still alive, considering the torture they're putting him through. Lightborn arrives, gives them the letter, and tells them to go away - nobody, he says, can know his methods. He asks them to bring him a red-hot poker, a table, and a feather bed when he calls, and then goes in to see Edward, complaining about the smell and telling Edward he's come with comfort and good news. Edward says he knows he (Lightborn) is there to kill him. Lightborn reassures him, telling him Isabella is worried about him and adding that anyone who sees Edward in this piteous state can't help but weep for him. Edward speaks at length about just how miserable his situation is. Lightborn urges him to lie down, but Edward says he knows what Lightborn is there...

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