King Henry IV, Part I - Study Guide Act 1, Scene 3 Summary & Analysis

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At the palace in London, King Henry enters with Northumberland, Worcester, Hostpur, Sir Walter Blunt and others. King Henry says that his patience is growing thin, and he intends to act as a mighty king in response to the indignities he has suffered.

Worcester complains that his family does not deserve these accusations, since they have helped to put King Henry in his current place. Angrily, King Henry sends Worcester away.

Northumberland, Hotspur's father, explains that either envy or mistake is the problem and not his son. Hotspur continues the explanation. After the battle, while the dead were being collected and taken away, he was approached by a well-dressed man who taunted the soldiers, then haughtily and rudely demanded that the prisoners be handed over to the King. Hotspur's grief and anger prompted him to refuse the order. Blunt agrees with the account.

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