• Windsor castle.
    Flourish. Enter HENRY BOLINGBROKE, DUKE OF YORK, with other Lords, and Attendants

    HENRY BOLINGBROKE

    Kind uncle York, the latest news we hear
    Is that the rebels have consumed with fire
    Our town of Cicester in Gloucestershire;
    But whether they be ta’en or slain we hear not.
    Enter NORTHUMBERLAND
    5Welcome, my lord what is the news?

    NORTHUMBERLAND

    First, to thy sacred state wish I all happiness.
    The next news is, I have to London sent
    The heads of Oxford, Salisbury, Blunt, and Kent:
    The manner of their taking may appear
    10At large discoursed in this paper here.

    HENRY BOLINGBROKE

    We thank thee, gentle Percy, for thy pains;
    And to thy worth will add right worthy gains.
    Enter LORD FITZWATER

    LORD FITZWATER

    My lord, I have from Oxford sent to London
    The heads of Brocas and Sir Bennet Seely,
    15Two of the dangerous consorted traitors
    That sought at Oxford thy dire overthrow.

    HENRY BOLINGBROKE

    Thy pains, Fitzwater, shall not be forgot;
    Right noble is thy merit, well I wot.
    Enter HENRY PERCY, and the BISHOP OF CARLISLE
  • Windsor Castle.
    Trumpets blow. HENRY BOLINGBROKE, DUKE OF YORK, and other lords and attendants enter.

    HENRY BOLINGBROKE

    Kind uncle York, the last news I heard is that the rebels have burned down the town of Cirencester in Gloucestershire. But I haven’t heard if they’ve been captured or killed.
    NORTHUMBERLAND enters.
    Welcome, my lord. What’s the news?

    NORTHUMBERLAND

    First, I wish you happiness. Next, I’ve sent the heads of Oxford, Salisbury, Blunt, and Kent to London. This paper tells how they were taken.

    HENRY BOLINGBROKE

    I thank you, gentle Percy, for your effort. I’ll reward you well, as you deserve.
    LORD FITZWATER enters.

    LORD FITZWATER

    My lord, I’ve sent the heads of Brocas and Sir Bennet Seely from Oxford to London. They were two of the traitors who wanted to overthrow you at Oxford.

    HENRY BOLINGBROKE

    I won’t forget your efforts, Fitzwater. I know that you deserve your noble title.
    HENRY PERCY and the BISHOP OF CARLISLE enter.