King LeirKing Leir
is an anonymous Elizabethan
play published in 1605
but believed to have been written before 1594
. It has been attributed to Thomas Kyd
and Robert Greene
The full title is The true Chronical History of King Leir and his three daughters, Gonorill, Ragan and Cordella.
The "source" of William Shakespeare's play, King Lear, it differs in having a happy ending. In this respect it more closely follows Holinshed's Chronicle.