King Henry IV, Part I - Act 4, Scene 3 Summary & Analysis

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Act 4, Scene 3 Summary

Hotspur, Worcester, Douglas and Vernon are still at the rebel camp near Shrewsbury. Hotspur wants to fight that very night, but Worcester counsels him to wait. Douglas and Vernon agree that the battle should wait until the next day, but Hotspur is still eager to begin the fight. The argument is interrupted, when the trumpet sounds a parley.

Sir Walter Blunt enters with offers from King Henry. The King has asked that the rebels name the cause of their rebellion and their grievances, and he will grant their requests and pardon them. Hotspur responds by describing how King Henry had been out of favor, but was helped to power by Northumberland, Hotspur's father. He explains how King Henry put on the appearance of bringing justice, and used the favor he gained to execute the absent King Richard's favorites and then to usurp the crown for...

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