Here is a list of definite, probable and possible sources for 2 Henry IV:

  • The Chronicles of England, Scotland and Ireland by Raphael Holinshed
  • The First Fowre Bookes of the Civile Wars by Samuel Daniel
  • The Union of the Two Noble and Illustre Famelies of Lancastre and Yorke by Edward Hall
  • The Governour by Sir Thomas Elyot
  • Tarlton's Jests
  • The Chronicles of England by John Stow
  • Hickscorner, Anonymous
  • The Famous Victories of Henry the Fifth, 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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