Henry V Act II, Scene 2 Summary and Analysis

William Shakespeare

Act II, Scene 2 Summary and Analysis

New Characters:
Earl of Cambridge, Lord Scroop, Sir Thomas Grey: English nobles, but traitors to the crown

Earl of Westmoreland: English noble

Duke of Bedford: Henry’s brother

Summary
Now in Southampton, we see Exeter, Bedford, and Westmore-land, Henry’s three most trusted advisors, discussing a plot involving three other advisors, the Earl of Cambridge, Lord Scroop, and Sir Thomas Grey, whom the French have paid to spy on Henry. As the scene unfolds, however, we find that the king, too, is suspicious of the conspirators and has prepared writs of impeachment for treason.

Henry soon enters, together with Cambridge, Scroop, and Grey. The king asks their...

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