'With mine own tears I wash away my balm,
With mine own hands I give away my crown'
- Richard II
For more on our painting of Richard II - the earliest contemporary portrait of an English king - see https://t.co/TZAYLmOPyH
'It hath been prophesied to me many years
I should not die but in Jerusalem
Which vainly I suppos'd the Holy Land.
But bear me to that chamber, there I'll lie
In that Jerusalem shall Harry die'
This is Jerusalem Chamber at the Abbey where Henry died
"I do not think a braver gentleman,
More active-valiant or more valiant-young, More daring or more bold, is now alive to grace this latter age with noble deeds." Henry IV Part I #ShakespeareSunday #RevengeoftheSith https://t.co/Ka6vAJ4EyL
Can I give a shout-out to Ben Whishaw's performance as Richard II, Vulnerable, nuanced, and heart-breaking.
I give this heavy weight from off my head...
With mine own hands I give away my crown, Richard II Act IV Sc 1 #ShakespeareSunday
But hear you, my lord.
What say’st thou, my lady?
What is it carries you away?
Why, my horse, my love, my horse.