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William Shakespeare, Henry IV, Part 1, Act II, Scenes 1 and 3. A literary parallel or Actor’s part. Manuscript in English on paper, Oxford or London, ca. 1586-1600.

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Richard Burton as Hal in Henry IV parts 1 and 2, Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, Stratford, 1951 Part One was directed by Anthony Quayle (who also played Falstaff) and Part Two by Michael Redgrave. Photo by Angus McBean

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John of Gaunt, the Last Medieval Knight. A review of Norman Cantor's The Last Knight.

John O'gaunt - It has a long history and was once the site of a royal hunting lodge (at Rothwell Castle, off Wood Lane). One of the lodge's documented owners was John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster, who is supposed to have killed the last wild boar in England while hunting nearby, hence a boar's head formed part of the arms of the former Rothwell Urban District Council.

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“You scullion! You rampallian! You fustilarian! I’ll tickle your catastrophe!” ~Henry IV Part 2 (poster off some of Shakespeare's classic insults:-)

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Henry IV, Part 1 by William Shakespeare

The acclaimed Pelican Shakespeare series edited by A. R. Braunmuller and Stephen Orgel   The legendary Pelican Shakespeare series features authoritative...

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