Richard II


  • King Richard II
  • John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster – Richard's uncle
  • Duke of York – Richard's uncle
  • Duke of Aumerle – York's son
  • Thomas Mowbray, Duke of Norfolk
  • Queen – Richard's wife (an unnamed composite of his first wife, Anne of Bohemia, and his second, Isabella of Valois, who was still a child at the time of his death)
  • Duchess of York – York's wife (an unnamed composite of York's first wife, Infanta Isabella of Castile, and his second, Joan Holland)
  • Duchess of Gloucester – widow of Thomas of Woodstock, Duke of Gloucester, uncle to the king


  • Henry Bolingbroke – Duke of Hereford, son of John of Gaunt, later King Henry IV
  • Earl of Northumberland
  • Henry 'Hotspur' Percy – Northumberland's son
  • Lord Ross
  • Lord Willoughby
  • Lord Fitzwater
  • Sir Piers Exton

Richard's allies

  • Duke of Surrey
  • Earl of Salisbury
  • Lord Berkeley
  • Bushy – favourite of Richard
  • Bagot[1] – favourite of Richard
  • Green – favourite of Richard
  • Bishop of Carlisle
  • Abbot of Westminster
  • Sir Stephen Scroop


  • Lord Marshal (post held in 1399 by Duke of Surrey, though this is not recognised in the play)
  • Welsh captain
  • Two heralds
  • Gardener
  • Gardener's man
  • Queen's ladies
  • Keeper – jailer at Pomfret prison
  • Groom
  • Attendants, lords, soldiers, messengers, etc.

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