The Second Part Of King Henry The Fourth
Written in 1598, hard on the heels of the massive popular success of Henry IV Part One, Henry IV Part Two takes up where the first part finished, and completes Shakespeare's portrayal of the troubled reign of Henry IV. Rebellion has apparently been quelled, but dissension still permeates the country, and Henry is disillusioned, sick and dying. After the pace and comedy of Part One.
Excerpt from Falstaff's Wedding, a Comedy: Being a Sequel to the Second Part of the Play of King Henry the Fourth, Written in Imitation of Shakespeare, by Mr. Kenrick The remarkable ill success of preceding imitators of Shakespeare, would certainly have deterred the present writer from renewing the attempt, were he to be easily diverted from a favourite object by the difficulties attending its pursuit.