Henry IV (Part 2)



Characters


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Role Summary
Archbishop ScroopThe Archbishop of York (1) (hist) is one of the rebel leaders in Henry IV, Part 1 and Henry IV, Part 2.
Bardolph (1)Bardolph (fict) is a follower of Sir John Falstaff in Henry IV, Part 1 and Henry IV, Part 2.. He is hanged for stealing a pax in Henry V.
Blunt (1)Sir John Blunt is a supporter of the king in Henry IV, Part 2. Sir Walter Blunt is a soldier and messenger to the king in Henry IV, Part 1. He is killed by Douglas while wearing the king's armour.
Brothers
Dancer
DavyDavy (fict) is justice Shallow's servant in Henry IV, Part 2.
Doll TearsheetDoll Tearsheet (fict) is a whore, who is emotionally involved with Falstaff, and is later arrested for murder in Henry IV, Part 2.
Earl of Northumberland (1)The Earl of Northumberland, Henry Percy, (hist) is an important character in Richard II, where he is Bolingbroke's chief ally, and in Henry IV, Part 1 and Henry IV, Part 2, in which he leads the rebellion against his former ally, who is now king.
Earl of WarwickThe Earl of Warwick (hist) is a supporter of the kings in Henry IV, Part 2 and Henry V.
Earl of Westmoreland (1)The Earl of Westmoreland (1) (hist) is one of the leaders of the royal forces in Henry IV, Part 1, Henry IV, Part 2, and Henry V.
Edward PoinsNed Poins (fict) is a highwayman, and a close companion of Hal, in Henry IV, Part 1 and Henry IV, Part 2.
FalstaffSir John Falstaff (fict, but see Sir John Oldcastle and Sir John Fastolfe) is a central character of Henry IV, Part 1, Henry IV, Part 2, and The Merry Wives of Windsor. In the Henry plays, he is "bad angel" to prince Hal, and is eventually rejected by him. He is the lecherous gull of the title characters in Merry Wives. His death is reported in Henry V, although he is not a character in that play. He is perhaps the most famous supporting role in all of Shakespeare.
FangFang is a constable in Henry IV, part 2.
First BeadleA Beadle arrests Doll Tearsheet in Henry IV, Part 2.
First Groom
FrancisFrancis is a confused drawer in Henry IV, Part 1 and Henry IV, Part 2.
Francis FeebleFeeble is pressed into military service by Falstaff in Henry IV, Part 2.
Gower (1)Gower (fict) is a messenger to the Lord Chief Justice in Henry IV, Part 2.
HarcourtHarcourt is a messenger to the king in Henry IV, Part 2.
Henry IVBolingbroke, later King Henry IV (hist) leads a revolt against King Richard in Richard II. He is the title character of Henry IV, Part 1 and Henry IV, Part 2, which chart the rebellions against him by the Percy faction, and his difficult relationship with his eldest son, Hal.
Henry V (character)Hal, later King Henry V (sometimes called The Prince of Wales, Prince Henry or just Harry) (hist) is a central character in Henry IV, Part 1 and Henry IV, Part 2 and is the title character of Henry V.
Hostess QuicklyMistress Quickly (fict) is an important character in Henry IV, Part 1, Henry IV, Part 2, Henry V, and The Merry Wives of Windsor. She is noted for her lewd malapropisms and double entendres. She is an innkeeper's wife (later his widow) in the Henry plays. She has a different personality, and a different relationship to other characters, in Merry Wives, where she is a servant to Doctor Caius. In Henry V (play) she marries Pistol and later dies of disease.
Lady NorthumberlandLady Northumberland (hist) is the Earl of Northumberland's wife, who dissuades him from joining the rebels at Gaultree Forest in Henry IV, Part 2.
Lady PercyLady Percy (hist) (sometimes called Kate) is Hotspur's wife, later his widow, in Henry IV, Part 1 and Henry IV, Part 2.
Lord BardolphLord Bardolph (hist) is a nobleman, one of the Percy faction, in Henry IV, Part 2.
Lord Chief JusticeThe Lord Chief Justice (hist) is a dramatic foil to Falstaff in Henry IV, Part 2.
Lord Hastings (1)
Lord MowbrayLord Mowbray is a rebel leader in Henry IV, Part 2.
Messenger (6)
MortonMorton (fict) is a messenger to the Earl of Northumberland in Henry IV, Part 2.
Page (2)
Peter BullcalfBullcalf is nearly pressed into military service by Falstaff in Henry IV, Part 2.
PetoPeto (fict) is a follower of Sir John Falstaff in Henry IV, Part 1 and Henry IV, Part 2.
PistolPistol (fict) is a follower of Sir John Falstaff in Henry IV, Part 2 and The Merry Wives of Windsor. He is married to Mistress Quickly, and is a soldier in conflict with Fluellen, in Henry V.
Porter (1)
Prince HumphreyHumphrey, Duke of Gloucester (hist) appears as a brother of Hal in Henry IV, Part 2 and Henry V. He is a much more important character as the protector in Henry VI, Part 1 and Henry VI, Part 2, in which he is murdered by his rivals.
Prince JohnPrince John of Lancaster (hist), the younger brother of Hal in Henry IV, Part 1, Henry IV, Part 2, and Henry V. He is also the Duke of Bedford who is Regent of France in Henry VI, Part 1.
Prince Thomas
Ralph MouldyMouldy is nearly pressed into military service by Falstaff in Henry IV, Part 2.
Robert ShallowJustice Shallow (fict) is an elderly landowner in Henry IV, Part 2 and The Merry Wives of Windsor.
RumourRumour is the prologue to Henry IV, Part 2.
Second Drawer
Second Groom
Servant (4)A servant to the Lord Chief Justice is abused by Falstaff in Henry IV, Part 2.
SilenceJustice Silence (fict) is an elderly friend of Justice Shallow in Henry IV, Part 2.
Simon ShadowShadow is pressed into military service by Falstaff in Henry IV, Part 2.
Sir John Colville
SnareSnare is a constable in Henry IV, Part 2.
Third Drawer
Third Groom


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