Bardolph and Poins

Barber, Ros. 2015. Bardolph and Poins. Notes and Queries, 62(1), pp. 104-107. ISSN 0029-3970 [Article]

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This paper explores historical precedents for the characters of Bardolph and Poins in Shakespeare's Henry IV. The names Bardolph and Pointz were intimately connected with Hoo in Kent; specifically the area immediately adjacent to Cooling Castle, the seat of Sir John Oldcastle: the original name of the character we now know as Falstaff.

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Shakespeare, Bardolph, Poins, Falstaff

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English and Comparative Literature


6 February 2015Published

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12 Feb 2016 17:47

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29 Apr 2020 16:14

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