King Henry V
Therefore, you men of Harfleur, take pity on your town and on your people while I still have control over my men, while the cool and moderate winds of mercy still have power to disperse the depraved, infected clouds of murder, plunder, and crazed soldiers defile your shrieking daughters with their foul hands, and your fathers dragged by their silver beards, their reverend heads struck against the walls. Expect to see your naked infants skewered upon pikes while their grief-crazed mothers tear the clouds with their loud cries, just as the women of Judea did when Herod slaughtered their infants. What do you say? Will you surrender and avoid all this or be called to account for the destruction of this town?
Tom Hiddleston as Prince Hal in The Hollow Crown: Henry IV, Part I
and sometimes, kids, my dash is perfect.
Okay I decided to open my wine and watch The Hollow Crown. But nooo the bbc keep pushing it back. I will be drunk by time it airs at this rate.
Oh damn, you too? Also, I’m running out of Camembert.
I am currently reading both parts of Henry IV properly for the first time and what terrifies me is the fact that the play is not about Henry IV, it’s about fucking Prince Hal. Figuratively and literally speaking. Hell.
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