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Re: Henry
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.0578  Tuesday, 30 March 1999.

[1]     From:   Sean Lawrence <
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        Date:   Monday, 29 Mar 1999 09:23:19 -0800
        Subj:   Re: SHK 10.0562 Re: Henry

[2]     From:   Larry Weiss <
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        Date:   Monday, 29 Mar 1999 16:43:17 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 10.0562 Re: Henry


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From:           Sean Lawrence <
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Date:           Monday, 29 Mar 1999 09:23:19 -0800
Subject: 10.0562 Re: Henry
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.0562 Re: Henry

This whole discussion of why Henry killed the prisoners, and what Gower
knew and when, rather reminds me of some of the histories that came out
of WWI, where people try to track diplomatic telegrams to the minute to
uncover what everyone should have known.  What such histories, and such
criticisms seem to miss is the confusion of war.  Various French bad
acts probably conflate in Gower's mind-they may even conflate in
Henry's, for that matter, and the order of events that we see may not
reflect a full and logical thought process.  In fact, there may be no
such process.

Cheers,
Se

 

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