King Richard II - Act 3, Scene 2 Summary & Analysis

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Act 3, Scene 2 Summary

Richard arrives at Wales and is happy to be back in his kingdom again. He touches the ground and urges it to turn against rebels who would invade it, namely Bolingbroke and his followers. Carlisle tells Richard not to worry: God made him king and God has the power to protect his kingship. Richard agrees and says that although thieves and robbers may do their deeds while the eye of heaven is not looking, they are destroyed when it does see them. Richard claims there is no force on earth that can bring down God's anointed.

Salisbury then tells Richard that the Welsh army of 12,000 men has defected to Bolingbroke. Hearing this news, Richard becomes pale and upset. Aumerle urges Richard to remember who he is. Richard recovers quickly from his shock, and has faith that York will be able to help him against Bolingbroke...

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