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SON TO SIR ROBERT ROBERT FAULCONBRIDGE:
FAULCONBRIDGE. PHILIP THE BASTARD, AFTERWARDS
HIS HALF-BROTHER. RICHARD PLANTAGENET: JAMES GURNEY: SERVANT TO LADY FAULCONBRIDGE. PETER OF POMFRET : A PROPHET.
PHILIP: KING OF FRANCE.
LYMOGES : DUKE OF AUSTRIA.
ELINOR: MOTHER TO KING John.
LORDS, CITIZENS OF ANGIERS, SHERIFF, HERALDS, OFFICERS,
SOLDIERS, MESSENGERS, ATTENDANTS.
SCENE-England and France.
THE LIFE AND DEATH
OF KING JOHN
SCENE I. A Palace in England.
Enter KING JOHN, QUEEN ELINOR, PEMBROKE, ESSEX,
SALISBURY, and others, with CHATILLON.
K. JOHN. Now, say, Chatillon, what would France with us? CHAT. Thus, after greeting, speaks the King of France,
In my behaviour, to the Majesty,
The borrow'd majesty, of England here.
Thy nephew and right royal Sovereign.
To enforce these rights so forcibly withheld.
Controlment for controlment: so answer France.
The farthest limit of my embassy.
Be thou as lightning in the eyes of France;
The thunder of my cannon shall be heard :
your own decay.
[Exeunt CHATILLON and PEMBROKE. ELI. What now, my Son! have I not ever said
How that ambitious Constance would not cease
With fearful bloody issue arbitrate.
Enter a Sheriff.
Come from the country to be judg’d by you,
That e'er I heard : shall I produce the men ?
Our Abbeys and our Priories shall pay
Enter ROBERT FAULCONBRIDGE and PHILIP his
What men are you?
Born in Northamptonshire, and eldest son,
Of Cordelion' knighted in the field.
You came not of one mother, then, it seems.
3 i.e. Coeur-de-Lion.