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  • Title: Henry IV, Part 1: List of Characters
  • Author: Rosemary Gaby
  • ISBN: 978-1-55058-371-7

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    Author: Rosemary Gaby
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    List of Characters

    1KING Henry IV, formerly Henry Bolingbroke
    Henry, the PRINCE of Wales, mostly called Hal and sometimes Harry.
    Prince John of LANCASTER, Hal's younger brother.
    Earl of WESTMORLAND, loyal to the King
    5Sir Walter BLUNT, a nobleman loyal to the King

    Henry Percy, the first Earl of NORTHUMBERLAND, opposed to the King
    Harry Percy, called HOTSPUR, eldest son of Northumberland
    Thomas Percy, Earl of WORCESTER, younger brother to Northumberland
    LADY PERCY, also called "Kate," Hotspur's wife and sister to Mortimer.
    10Edmund MORTIMER, Lady Percy's brother and husband to Glendower's daughter.
    Owen GLENDOWER, Welsh leader allied with the Percys
    LADY MORTIMER, Glendower's daughter married to Mortimer
    Archibald, Earl of DOUGLAS, also called "the Douglas," allied with the Percys
    Sir Richard VERNON, allied with the Percys
    15Richard Scrope, ARCHBISHOP of York, allied with the Percys
    Sir Michael, a follower of the Archbishop

    Sir John FALSTAFF, companion to Prince Hal
    POINS, also called "Ned" and "Yedward," companion to Prince Hal
    PETO, companion to Prince Hal
    20BARDOLPH, companion to Prince Hal
    GADSHILL, a thief
    VINTNER, a tavern keeper
    HOSTESS, Mistress Quickly, the tavern landlady
    FRANCIS, a "drawer" (barman) apprenticed to the Vintner
    25CHAMBERLAIN, a servant at the inn in Rochester
    Ostler, a stable-hand
    Servant to Hotspur
    Lords, Officers, Soldiers, Attendants