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Shakespeare's History Plays: The Ultimate Quiz

Question #6: CORRECT! - Your wit's too hot, it speeds too fast, 'twill tire.

The play opens with the troubled Henry Bolingbroke trying to deal with his new role as King Henry IV. He decides to place his focus on a massive crusade to the Holy Land:

To chase these pagans in those holy fields
Over whose acres walk'd those blessed feet
Which fourteen hundred years ago were nail'd
For our advantage on the bitter cross. (1.1)

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The Coronation of Henry IV in Westminster Abbey (1399). From Cassell's History of Endland, Vol.1