• The KING enters with his power and they cross the stage. Alarum to the battle.
    Then enter DOUGLAS and Sir Walter BLUNT, disguised as the KING

    BLUNT

    What is thy name that in the battle thus
    Thou crossest me? What honor dost thou seek
    Upon my head?

    DOUGLAS

    Know then, my name is Douglas,
    5And I do haunt thee in the battle thus
    Because some tell me that thou art a king.

    BLUNT

    They tell thee true.

    DOUGLAS

    The Lord of Stafford dear today hath bought
    Thy likeness, for instead of thee, King Harry,
    10This sword hath ended him. So shall it thee,
    Unless thou yield thee as my prisoner.

    BLUNT

    I was not born a yielder, thou proud Scot,
    And thou shalt find a king that will revenge
    Lord Stafford’s death.
    They fight. DOUGLAS kills BLUNT. Enter HOTSPUR

    HOTSPUR

    15O Douglas, hadst thou fought at Holmedon thus,
    I never had triumphed upon a Scot.

    DOUGLAS

    All’s done, all’s won; here breathless lies the King.
  • The KING crosses the stage with his army. The trumpets sound the call to battle.
    DOUGLAS and Sir Walter BLUNT enter. BLUNT is disguised as the KING

    BLUNT

    What is your name—you, who are attacking me like this? What honor do you think you’ll get by fighting me?

    DOUGLAS

    My name is Douglas, and I’m haunting you in this battle because they tell me you are a king.

    BLUNT

    They tell you the truth.

    DOUGLAS

    Today, Lord Stafford paid for resembling you so well, for instead of you, King Harry, my sword killed him. Now it will kill you, unless you surrender as my prisoner.

    BLUNT

    I was not born to surrender, you arrogant Scotsman. You’re about to see a king take revenge for Stafford’s death.
    They fight. DOUGLAS kills BLUNT. HOTSPUR enters.

    HOTSPUR

    Oh, Douglas! If you’d fought like this at Holmedon, I would never have been able to beat you.

    DOUGLAS

    It’s over, we’ve won: here’s the King, dead.