Bolingbroke, Henry

Bolingbroke, Henry

banished, along with Mowbray, by King Richard. [Br. Lit.: Shakespeare Richard II]

Bolingbroke, Henry

cleverness and timing bring him England’s crown. [Br. Lit.: Richard II]
See: Cunning
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As part of the Cultural Olympiad in the run-up to London 2012, the Shakespeare Unlocked season charts the rise and fall of three kings; self-indulgent Richard II (played by Ben Whishaw) who is overthrown by his cousin Bolingbroke, Henry IV, and finally his son Henry V.