The Lion in Winter - Act 1, Scene 4, Part 2 Summary & Analysis

Anthony Harvey
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Act 1, Scene 4, Part 2 Summary

After Alais has exited, Henry asks Eleanor whether she's gotten the Aquitaine back from Richard, explaining that he needs it to give to John to make up for giving Richard the throne. Eleanor tells him that there is no way that John is going to get the Aquitaine and taunts Henry into telling her what he's offering in return for it. Henry says that if she gives him the Aquitaine, he'll give Eleanor her freedom. This leads Eleanor to reminisce about some of her travels when she was younger, particularly a crusade to Jerusalem she co-led with her then husband, the King of France. Her memories remind her how much she loves traveling and how difficult it's been for her to be imprisoned for so long, and Henry says he doesn't like to know she's suffering. She believes him, and he offers her...

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