KING EDWARD THE SECOND.
PRINCE EDWARD, his son, afterwards KING EDWARD THE THIRD.
KENT, brother to KING EDWARD THE SECOND.
ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY.
BISHOP OF COVENTRY.
BISHOP OF WINCHESTER.
MORTIMER the elder.
MORTIMER the younger, his nephew.
SPENSER the elder.
SPENSER the younger, his son.
SIR JOHN OF HAINAULT.
RICE AP HOWEL.
LORDS, POOR MEN, JAMES, MOWER, CHAMPION,
MESSENGERS, SOLDIERS, and ATTENDANTS.
QUEEN ISABELLA, wife to KING EDWARD THE SECOND.
NIECE to KING EDWARD THE SECOND, _daughter to
the DUKE OF GLOCESTER.
“The reluctant pangs of abdicating Royalty in Edward furnished hints which Shakespeare scarcely improved in his ‘Richard the Second’; and the death-scene of Marlowe’s King moves pity and terror beyond any scene, ancient or modern, with which I am acquainted.”