Second Gentleman arrives too late to actually witness the Duke of Buckingham’s trial, and must hear of it secondhand from the First Gentleman.
He dislikes Cardinal Wolsey, and realizes that the common people do as well. He hears about the troubles between King Henry and Queen Katherine before they are common knowledge, and gossips about them. He does not keep up with the news quite as much as the First Gentleman does, and at their next meeting, at Queen Anne’s coronation, relies on him for extra details about what’s going on. He does not recognize all the high personages of the realm. He is deeply impressed by Anne and her beauty.