William Shakespeare: Henry VI (Pt 2), Act IV, Scene III

Updated February 28, 2017 | Infoplease Staff

Scene III

Another part of Blackheath

Alarums to the fight, wherein Sir Humphrey and William Stafford are slain. Enter Cade and the rest


Where's Dick, the butcher of Ashford?


Here, sir.


They fell before thee like sheep and oxen, and thou behavedst thyself as if thou hadst been in thine own slaughter-house: therefore thus will I reward thee, the Lent shall be as long again as it is; and thou shalt have a licence to kill for a hundred lacking one.


I desire no more.


And, to speak truth, thou deservest no less. This monument of the victory will I bear;

Putting on Sir Humphrey's brigandine

and the bodies shall be dragged at my horse' heels till I do come to London, where we will have the mayor's sword borne before us.


If we mean to thrive and do good, break open the gaols and let out the prisoners.


Fear not that, I warrant thee. Come, let's march towards London.