King Richard II - Study Guide Act 5, Scene 2 Summary & Analysis

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The Duke of York, at his home, tells his wife about Bolingbroke's ride through London with Richard as a prisoner. The people praised Bolingbroke, while throwing dirt at Richard. York and his wife lament Richard's treatment, but York must obey Bolingbroke now because he is the new king.

Their son, Aumerle enters, who York tells us must be called Rutland now because the new king has taken his dukedom from him for being a supporter of Richard's. Aumerle is carrying a document and York wants to see it. Aumerle tries to prevent his father from seeing it, but fails. The document details a plan to assassinate Bolingbroke. York is furious and plans to ride to warn Bolingbroke. His wife pleads with York to keep it to himself because she does not want her only son executed. York insists he must do his duty to his...

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