One of Shakespeare’s most popular plays is here performed by The Marlowe Society with Anthony Jacobs, Corin Redgrave, Paul Scofield and many other very fine actors.
The story itself follows on from that of Shakespeare’s Richard II (also available in this series) and begins with Hotspur's battle at Homildon against the Douglas late in 1402 and ends with the defeat of the rebels at Shrewsbury in the middle of 1403.
Within those boundaries are many familiar themes; having ascended to the throne Henry begins to doubt the loyalty of his friends and amplifies the power of his enemies. But Henry must move to quell those who might usurp him….
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