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Shakespeare on Pageantry, Pomp and the Fleeting Nature of Power

“… what is pomp, rule, reign, but earth and dust? And, live we how we can, yet die we must.” (King Henry VI part 3., act 5, sc. 2) Comments. No explanation is needed for these words uttered by Warwick the king-maker as he lies on the ground, wounded during the battle of Barnet (1471). Read More

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