Richard III

Richard III Act 2 scene 1

Why does Lord Stanley's request upset King Edward

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King Edward is angry because Lord Stanley requested that he pardon a peasant senntenced to death for murder, after he himself, passed the death sentence on his own brother for less. In addition, and even worse, he notes that no one plead for his brother's life.... no one asked for a pardon.

Have I a tongue to doom my brother’s death, And shall the tongue give pardon to a slave? My brother killed no man; his fault was thought, And yet his punishment was bitter death. Who sued to me for him?

Richard III