The original printed title of the play is: The Second Part of Henry the Fourth; Concerning his Death; and the Coronation of King Henry the Fifth.
As for many of the English histories, Shakespeare’s sources for The Second Part of Henry the Fourth look like the usual suspects:
- Raphael Holinshed’s Chronicles of England, Scotland and Ireland–Holinshed was only one of a three main authors of the work (the other two being William Harrison and Richard Stanyhurst), and their work was first printed in 1577.
- Edward Hall’s The Union of the Two Illustrious Families of Lancaster and York
- Samuel Daniel’s The First Four Books of the Civil Wars Between the Two Houses of Lancaster and York