Here is a list of definite, probable and possible souces for 1 Henry IV:

  • The Chronicles of England, Scotland and Ireland by Raphael Holinshed
  • A Myrroure for Magistrates
  • The First Fowre Bookes of the Civile Wars by Samuel Daniel
  • The Chronicles of England by John Stow
  • Sir John Fastolf of Nacton
  • A New Enterlude called Thersytes, Anonymous
  • Endimion by John Lyly
  • The Nature of the Four Elements by John Rastell
  • The World and the Child, Anonymous
For further information, see: Bullough, Geoffrey. Narrative and Dramatic Sources of Shakespeare, Volume IV: Later English History Plays. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1975.
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