Richard III :: Scenes :: Richard III: Act V, Scene 4

Scene 4

Another part of Bosworth Field.

(Norfolk; Catesby; King Richard)

Though the battle is going against him, Richard has been doing wonders on the field, searching for Richmond wherever he might be. He calls desperately for a horse, but insists he will not run away. ( line)

Alarum. Excursions. Enter Norfolk and forces fighting; to him Catesby.


Rescue, my Lord of Norfolk, rescue, rescue!

The King enacts more wonders than a man,

Daring an opposite to every danger.

His horse is slain, and all on foot he fights,

Seeking for Richmond in the throat of death.

Rescue, fair lord, or else the day is lost!

Alarums. Enter King Richard.


A horse, a horse! My kingdom for a horse!


Withdraw, my lord, I’ll help you to a horse.


Slave, I have set my life upon a cast,

And I will stand the hazard of the die.

I think there be six Richmonds in the field;

Five have I slain today in stead of him.

A horse, a horse! My kingdom for a horse!




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