Bardolph is one of Falstaff’s cronies, who assists at the robbery of Gadshill.
He has been following Falstaff for seven years now, and claims that Falstaff’s plans for making themselves look as though they had been beaten up is the first time he’s thought the fat knight was going too far. He is not an overly brave man, but follows Falstaff to the wars all the same. He is most noticeable for his huge and red nose, and for the various red marks on his face that almost disfigure him. His further adventures are chronicled in Henry IV, Part Two.