King Richard II - Study Guide Act 3, Scene 3 Summary & Analysis

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Bolingbroke speaks with Northumberland and York. They have learned that the Welsh army has dispersed and Northumberland tells us "Richard hath hid his head." York berates Northumberland for leaving out Richard's title when speaking about him.

They arrive at Flint castle and Percy informs them that King Richard is in the castle along with Salisbury, Scroop, Aumerle and a clergyman. Bolingbroke asks Northumberland to take a message that he "sends allegiance and true faith of heart" to Richard, and that he will lay down his arms (dismiss his troops) if Richard will lift his banishment and restore his inheritance. If Richard will not, Bolingbroke will "use the advantage of [his] power" against Richard.

Bolingbroke and his troops march before the walls of the castle; but Bolingbroke tells them not to beat the drums—he does not want to seem...

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