in Shakespeare's Henry IV and The Merry Wives of Windsor, a fat, witty, boastful knight, convivial but dissolute
- They have created whimsical character teapots such as, Long John Silver, Falstaff and Cowboy, as well as many more.
- The story of Falstaff originated partly in Henry's early friendship for Oldcastle (q.v.).
- BATTLE OF THE HERRINGS, the name applied to the action of Rouvray, fought in 1429 between the French (and Scots) and the English, who, under Sir John Falstolfe (or Falstaff), were convoying Lenten provisions, chiefly herrings, to the besiegers of Orleans.
- 3, says of Falstaff: " A' made a finer end and went away an it had been any Chrisom Child."