Lord Chief Justice is the highest judge of the land, equivalent to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.
An old man with a strong sense of his responsibilities, he once imprisoned Prince Harry for public disorderliness after the latter hit him across the face in court. Upright and honest, he loathes Falstaff and all he stands for, and especially his influence on the heir to the throne. He worries about what will occur when the latter takes the throne, and fears that all the good done in Henry IV’s reign will be undone by Henry V. Refusing to flatter, he resists the temptation to speak well of Falstaff to the new King, and does not apologize for having sent him to prison. He is rewarded by keeping his place and being promised that he will be the new King’s chief advisor, and is later given charge of ensuring that Falstaff obey his banishment.