Henry IV Part II (act III scene i)


King Henry IV (…) ‘Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown.’

– Reed International Books Ltd. 1992. The Illustrated Stratford Shakespeare London, Great Britain: Chancellor Press (1996) p. 427

Richard II (act III scene ii)


King Richard II [To Aumerle.] ‘(…) Not all the water in the rough rude sea can wash away the balm of an anointed king ; the breath of worldly men cannot depose the deputy elected by the Lord. For every man that Bolingbroke hath press’d, to lift shrewd steel against our golden crown, God for his Richard hath in heavenly pay a glorious angel ; then if angels fight, weak men must fall, for heaven still guards the right.’

– Reed International Books Ltd. 1992. The Illustrated Stratford Shakespeare London, Great Britain: Chancellor Press (1996) p. 375