In Act Five of King John, the wounded French Lord Melun comes from the battlefield to tell the Lords Pembroke and Salisbury, who had joined the French side of the fight because of King John’s ordered murder of Arthur, to
Unthread the rude eye of rebellion
And welcome home again discarded faith.
Seek out King John and fall before his feet;
For if the French be lords of this loud day,
He means to recompense the pains you take
By cutting off your heads: thus hath he sworn
Who is the “he” that plans to behead the English lords if the French win?
The Dauphin… what a scumbag.
Just another Shakespearean example of how the French suck.