King Henry IV, Part II Characters

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Archbishop of York (Scroop, the Archbishop of York):

See Scroop

Bardolph:

Bardolph was Falstaff's friend in Henry IV, Part One; in Henry IV, Part Two, England is still at war with rebels, and Bardolph has become Falstaff's corporal as well as his friend. In II.i.39, he is described as an "arrant malmsey-nose[d] knave" since his nose is red from too much wine. As corporal, he spends much of his time running errands for Falstaff. In III.ii, in a satire on the corrupt recruiting practices of Elizabethan England, Bardolph accepts bribes to exempt the able-bodied Bullcalf and Mouldy from military service. Bardolph should not be confused with Lord Bardolph (see entry below), who is a rebel and a supporter of the earl of Northumberland.

Beadle

The beadle appears with several officers in V.iv, where he arrests Doll Tearsheat for prostitution.

Bullcalf

Peter Bullcalf is one of...

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