As for became necessary for Shakespeare to pen an epilogue disavowing any resenblence between the Fat Knight and one Sir John Oldcastle, who apparently WAS young Hal's coach and companion AND a leader of an early protestant sect, the Lollards...who pitched a fit over the representation of him as a drunken womanizer.

Oldcastle later led a rebellion against Henry V...and died a most gruesome death because of it..."hanged and burnt hanging" is the way it is described.
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