The Lion in Winter - Act 1, Scene 6 Summary & Analysis

Anthony Harvey
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Act 1, Scene 6 Summary

This scene takes place in Philip's bedroom, where the walls are hung with tapestries and there is a large bed enclosed by heavy curtains. Philip is preparing for bed as Geoffrey enters, looking for John and saying that the fighting within the family is coming to a head, which means by morning he could be named heir to the throne. As he and Philip discuss what alliances they could make if that happened, John jumps out from behind a tapestry and accuses Geoffrey of betraying him.

As Geoffrey is telling that it was Philip, who was betraying him, Richard is heard offstage. Geoffrey and John hide behind tapestries as he enters, saying Eleanor sent him. Philip pours some wine, and recalls a visit Richard made to Paris. Richard tries to convince him to make an alliance against Henry, but when he insists Philip give him...

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