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MonkeyNotes-King Henry VI, Part 3 by William Shakespeare
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Act IV, Scene 5

The scene takes place near Middleham Castle in Yorkshire. Enter
Richard, Lord Hastings, Sir William Stanley and others. Richard
tells Lord Hastings and Sir William Stanley why he has called
them to this dense undergrowth of the park. His brother is prisoner
to the Bishop who is liberal towards him and is often attended with
weak guard. He may come this way for hunting and Richard had
conveyed to him secretly the message that if he comes this way
this way, he shall find his men with horses ready to set him free.
King Edward comes with a huntsman and Richard shows him the
horse. Hastings informs him that they will go to Lynn first and
then by ship to Flanders. King Edward leaves with them bidding
farewell to the Bishop who prays for his success in repossessing
the crown.

Notes:

This short scene shows the escape of Edward from the Bishop and
forwards the plot. Richard conveys to him secretly that he shall be
rescued if he goes to a park nearby on the pretext of hunting. The
plan is carried out and Edward escapes to Flanders. This scene
reveals the laxness with which Edward is dealt with by the
authorities.

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