In Henry IV, Part 2, Mistress Quickly is described as the proprietor of the Boar's Head Tavern in a London neighborhood called Eastcheap. She asks the authorities to arrest Falstaff, accusing him of running up excessive debts and making a fraudulent proposal of marriage to her. Mistress Quickly has a friendship of long standing with Doll Tearsheet, a prostitute who frequents the tavern, and protects her against aggressive men she calls "swaggerers". Quickly's speech is filled with double entendres and "bawdy innuendo". At the end of that play. Mistress Quickly and Doll Tearsheet are arrested in connection with the beating to death of a man. In Henry V, she is referred to as Nell Quickly, and has married a character called Pistol. In The Merry Wives of Windsor she works as nurse to Caius, a French physician, but primarily acts as a messenger between other characters, communicating love notes in a plot largely concerned with misdirected letters.