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Lancaster — “The Duke of,” 2 HENRY IV., i. 3. 82 ; “'twere better than your dukedom,” 2 HENRY IV., iv. 3. 86. “This is an anachronism. Prince John of Lancaster was not created a duke till the second year of the reign of his brother, King Henry V.” (MALONE) . Douce observes that“Malone ought to have added, ‘and then not Duke of Lancaster but of Bedford.’ Mr. Ritson seems to have traced the source of Shakspeare's error in calling Prince John of Lancaster Duke of Lancaster, in Stowe's Annales; but he has omitted to remark that even then Shakspeare had forgotten that Prince John was not the second son of Henry the Fourth. The blunder of the industrious historian is unaccountable. See the seal of Henry the Fifth as Prince of Wales and Duke of Lancaster in Sandford's Genealogical History.

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