King Henry IV had defeated the Percy family’s rebellion at the Battle of Shrewsbury, but were his troubles over? What was the Archbishop of York cooking up for him? And had his son, Prince Harry, really changed? Would he be up to the challenge of kingship, when the time came?
To find out, enter William Shakespeare’s fifteenth century. His story of how a frail, sick Henry IV handed over the reins to the rambunctious and challenging prince who would become the warrior king Henry V will take you to York, Gaultree Forest, and Eastcheap, London.
Meet Shakespeare’s plotting Plantagenets, and their friends and enemies. Archbishops, earls, judges, tavern hostesses and cutpurses – you’ll never forget them.