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 6 Summary & Analysis

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Matrevis assures Mortimer that Edward is dead, but then confesses that he and Gurney are both troubled by their consciences and fear of arrest, and are desperate to flee. Mortimer lets them go, and then in a brief soliloquy brags about how unassailable his position is.

Isabella comes in saying she's heard Edward is dead and feels guilty about being part of the cause of it. She also says that the new King Edward III (the former Prince) is furious, and promising to take revenge on them. Edward III comes in, accusing Mortimer of having killed Edward and promising to have him executed. Isabella urges him to be calm, but Edward III speaks angrily to her and shows the haughty Mortimer the letter he wrote to Matrevis and Gurney. As Mortimer realizes that Gurney has betrayed him, Edward III orders that he be executed. Isabella...

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