Bolingbroke seeks information about the duke of Gloucester’s death. Bagot implicates Aumerle, and several nobles challenge Aumerle and each other. York brings word that Richard resigns the crown. When Bolingbroke begins to ascend the throne, the bishop of Carlisle accuses him of treachery and predicts bloody civil war. Carlisle is arrested, and Bolingbroke orders Richard brought before him. Richard formally deposes himself and is taken off to the Tower. Aumerle learns from the abbot of Westminster that there is a plot against Bolingbroke.