Study Guide

Henry IV Part 2 Characters

Prince Hal (King Henry V)

Hal is the Prince of Wales and heir to the British throne. He becomes King Henry V after his...

Sir John Falstaff

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Lord Chief Justice

At first, Prince Hal is set in opposition to King Henry IV's Lord Chief Justice (LCJ), the guy...

Mistress Quickly

Mistress Quickly is the hostess of the Boar's Head Tavern, where every degenerate in Eastcheap...

Doll Tearsheet

Doll Tearsheet is a smart, saucy, knife-wielding, prostitute, who hangs out at the Boar's Head...

Pistol

Pistol is a "swaggering" officer (or "Ensign") who serves under Falstaff in the king's army....

Henry Percy, Earl of Northumberland

A rebel leader, Northumberland is a member of the Percy family and the father of the recently...

Richard Scroop, Archbishop of York

Richard Scroop, the Archbishop of York, leads the rebellion against the king in Henry IV Part 2....

Prince John of Lancaster

Prince John of Lancaster (so named because he's a prince and was born in Lancaster) is one of...

Ned Poins

Poins is one of Prince Hal's low-life sidekicks. In Part 1 of Henry IV, he helps Hal play a mean...

Bardolph

Bardolph is one of Falstaff's degenerate Eastcheap pals. He takes part in the Gads Hill robbery...

Page

This poor kid doesn't even have a name. Everyone just calls him "Page" because he's, well, a...

Earl of Westmoreland

Westmoreland is a loyal nobleman. He's frequently at the king's side and, in Henry IV Part 2, he...

Mowbray

Mowbray is a rebel leader. He's arrested at Gaultree Forest and is later executed for treason.

Hastings

Hastings is a rebel leader. Like the Archbishop of York and Mowbray, he's arrested at Gaultree...

Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester

Humphrey is one of King Henry IV's sons and Hal's little brother. He's a minor character in the...

Thomas, Duke of Clarence

Thomas is another one of King Henry IV's sons and Hal's little brother. Like his brother,...

Justice Shallow

Shallow is a justice of the peace who lives in Gloucestershire, where Falstaff visits to recruit...

Justice Silence

Silence is Justice Shallow's cousin and is also a justice of the peace who lives in...