King Richard II banishes his nephew, Henry Bolingbroke, whose father John Gaunt dies. Richard seizes Gaunt's lands and money to fund his military efforts in Ireland, even though the property belonged to Bolingbroke by inheritance. Richard grows increasingly unpopular, so several key noblemen support Bolingbroke in his uprising during the King's trip to Ireland. Eveything goes wrong for Richard and he is overthrown and imprisoned. Bolingbroke becomes King Henry IV. An unsuccessful conspiracy is discovered. Finally, Richard is killed in his cell by a nobleman.
This report prepared by Andres Becerra