Pembroke is one of a group of nobles who oppose Edward's reliance on Gaveston. Nevertheless, after Gaveston’s capture he eventually insists that the king should be allowed to see Gaveston one last time before Gaveston is executed. Pembroke's belief that the other nobles should agree to Edward's request to see Gaveston indicates that for all his differences with Edward personally, he still feels that anyone holding the title of king deserves a minimum standard of respect.
The Earl of Pembroke Quotes in Edward II
The Edward II quotes below are all either spoken by The Earl of Pembroke or refer to The Earl of Pembroke . For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Methuen Drama edition of Edward II published in 2014.).
Act 2, Scene 2 Quotes
Base leaden earls that glory in your birth,
Go sit at home and eat your tenants' beef,
And come not here to scoff at Gaveston,
Whose mounting thoughts did never creep so low
As to bestow a look on such as you.
The Earl of Pembroke Character Timeline in Edward II
The timeline below shows where the character The Earl of Pembroke appears in Edward II. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Act 1, Scene 4
...takes the signed order to display publically, while Mortimer Junior goes to see to Gaveston. Pembroke speculates that the common people will profit from Gaveston's banishment, and Mortimer Senior says that... (full context)
...into his good graces and giving them various responsibilities: Warwick will be his “chiefest counsellor,” Pembroke will carry the sword of state on official occasions, Mortimer Junior will be Lord Marshal,... (full context)
...planning all this, and leaves after they have restated their obedience to his wishes. Isabella, Pembroke, Warwick, and Lancaster also exit, leaving Mortimer Senior and Mortimer Junior alone. (full context)
Act 2, Scene 2
Act 2, Scene 3
Act 2, Scene 5
...“the care of realm remits, / And drives his nobles to these exigents.” Eventually, however, Pembroke agrees to escort Gaveston to the King and back. The other nobles agree, but Warwick—who... (full context)
Act 3, Scene 1
Act 3, Scene 3