Henry Green is one of Richard’s friends, deeply disliked by the nobility for being a commoner and having the King’s ear.
He convinces Richard of the necessity of going to war in Ireland, but hearing of Bullingbrook’s return rushes to tell the King not to leave. However, he arrives too late. He is aware that only Richard’s love keeps him and his other friends safe. He is put to death by Bullingbrook on a variety of charges.