King Richard II Characters

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Abbot of Westminster:

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Attendants:

In this play about kings, noblemen, and battle, there are numerous lords, officers, soldiers, servants, and other unnamed attendants—many with out speaking parts—who fill out the scenes and contribute to the play's royal and martial atmosphere.

Aumerle (Duke of Aumerle, afterwards, Earl of Rutland):

He is the duke of York's son as well as a cousin of Bullingbrook and King Richard. He first appears in I.iii to confirm Bullingbrook's entry into the lists (arena) for combat against Thomas Mowbray, and remains cordial to Bullingbrook throughout this scene. However, in I.iv, Aumerle tells Richard that his dislike for his banished cousin is so strong that he had difficulty pretending he was sorry to see him leave England.

Aumerle is staunchly loyal to King Richard, and tries to bolster Richard's spirits after word is sent that Bullingbrook has invaded England with...

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