Act IV Summary and Analysis

Act IV, Scene 1
New Characters:
Lord Fitzwater: a nobleman who accuses the Duke of Aumerle of treason

Duke of Surrey: a nobleman who defends the Duke of Aumerle

Abbot of Westminster: a clergyman who plots against Henry Bolingbroke

Summary
At Westminster Hall in London, Bolingbroke and the nobles of the realm gather in Parliament. Among those in attendance are the Duke of Aumerle, the Earl of Northumberland, Harry Percy, Lord Fitzwater, and the Duke of Surrey. Also present are two clergymen: the Bishop of Carlisle and the Abbot of Westminster. The issue of the crown is now to be decided, but Bolingbroke has first scheduled an inquest into the Duke of...

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