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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








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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   distant past/middle ages Life of a profession:    -   king/queen/royalty Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Job/Profession/Status story    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   Prince/Nobleman/King Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   British Unusual characteristics:    -   Extremely cynical or arrogant

Setting

How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   2 () Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   mostly dialog

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