This is just one of the many riveting but historically inaccurate features of Shakespeare's history plays.
For dramatic effect, Jim Sheridan changed historical details in his film, In the Name of the Father. Yet many, mainly English, critics are crying foul. Is this not yet another example of British squeamishness when it comes to facing up to the immediate past? (There is also at work here the curious British double-standard system, where Irish bombers are definitely 'Irish' whereas Irish Oscar/boxing/football/Nobel prize winners magically become 'British' in media reports from London.)
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