King Richard II - Act 5, Scene 3 Summary & Analysis

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Act 5, Scene 3 Summary

Bolingbroke, now known as King Henry, asks his nobles if any of them have seen his son. Percy says he has seen the king's son, who was planning to celebrate his father's kingship at a brothel. Henry knows his son is a "wanton" youth, but hopes that with age, his son will grow to be more responsible.

Aumerle enters and after asking that everyone else leave, begs for forgiveness. Before he can say what he begs forgiveness for, Aumerle asks permission to lock the door because he knows his father will be there soon. Henry gives permission, but before Aumerle can say anything, York bangs on the door and yells for the king to beware for he is alone with a traitor. Henry draws his sword and unlocks the door. York enters and gives Henry the letter he took from Aumerle. Then, Aumerle's...

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