Henry IV Part 1


Of the King's party

  • King Henry the Fourth – King of England.
  • Henry, Prince of Wales – eldest son of Henry IV; nicknamed "Hal" or "Harry".
  • John of Lancaster – represented in the play as the King's second son, although he was actually the third.
  • Earl of Westmorland
  • Sir Walter Blunt


  • Sir John Falstaff – a knight who befriends Prince Hal.
  • Ned Poins
  • Bardolph
  • Peto
  • Mistress Quickly – hostess of the Boar's Head Tavern.
  • Francis – tapster
  • Vintner – tavern keeper
  • Gadshill
  • Two Carriers
  • Ostler


  • Henry Percy, Earl of Northumberland
  • Thomas Percy, Earl of Worcester – Northumberland's brother
  • Harry Percy – Northumberland's son, surnamed Hotspur
  • Edmund Mortimer, Earl of March – Hotspur's brother-in-law and Glendower's son-in-law
  • Owen Glendower – leader of the Welsh rebels
  • Archibald, Earl of Douglas – leader of the Scottish rebels
  • Sir Richard Vernon
  • Scroop, Archbishop of York
  • Sir Michael – a friend to the Archbishop of York
  • Lady Percy – Kate; Hotspur's wife and Mortimer's sister
  • Lady Mortimer – Glendower's daughter and Mortimer's wife

Other Characters

  • Chamberlain
  • Sheriff
  • Travellers
  • Lords, Officers, Drawers, Messengers, and Attendants

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