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OF

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE.

VOLUME the FIFTH,

CONTAINING,

The Second Part of KING HENRY the SIXTH.
The THIRD PART of KING HENRY the SIXTH.
The LIFE and DEATH of RICHARD the THIRD
The LIFE of KING HENRY the EIGHTH.

L O N D ON:
Printed for J. and R. Tonson, C. Corbet, H, WOODFALL,
J. RIVINGTON, R. BALDWIN, L. Hawes, CLARK and
COLLINS, W. JOHNSTON, T. CASLON, T, LOWNDS,

and the Execators of B. DODD.

M.DCC.LXV.

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KING Henry the Sixth.
Humphry Duke of Gloucester, Uncle to the King.
Cardinal Beauford, Bishop of Winchester, great Uncle

to the King
Duke of York pretending to the Crown.
Duke of Buckingham,
Duke of Somerset, Of the King's Party.
Duke of Suffolk,
Earl of Salifbury; } Of the York Fa&tion.
Lord Clifford, of the King's Party.
Lord Say:
Lord Scales, Governor of the Tower.
Sir Humphry Stafford.
Young Stafford, his Brother.
Alexander Iden, a Kentish Gentleman.
Young Clifford, Son to the Lord Clifford.
Edward Plantagenet,
Richard Plantagenet,

Sons to the Duke of York.
Vaux, a Sea Captain, and Walter Whitmore, Piratesa
A Herald. Hume and Southwel, two Priests.
Bolingbrook, an Astrologer.
A Spirit, attending on Jordan the Witch.
Thomas Horner, an Armourer. Peter, bis Man.
Clerk of Chatham, Mayor of St. Albans.
Simpcox, an Imposor.
Jack Cade, Bevis, Michael, John Holland, Dick the

Butcher, Smith the Weaver, aad several others, Rebels. Margaret, Queen to King Henry VI. secretly in Love

with the Duke of Suffolk. Dame Eleanor, Wife to the Duke of Gloucester. Mother Jordan, a Witch employed by the Dutchess of

Gloucester. Wife to Simpcox. Petitioners, Aldermen, a Beadle, Sheriif and Officers,

Citizens, with Faulconers, Guards, Mesengers, and

ot ber Attendants. 75. SCENE is laid'very dispersedly in several Parts

of England.

King HENRY VI.

ACT I. SCENE I

The PA LACE.

Flourish of Trumpets: then, Hautboys. Enter King,

Henry, Duke Humphry, Salisbury, Warwick, and
Beauford on the one side : The Queen, Suffolk, York,
Somerset, and Buckingham on the other.

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I had in charge at my depart for France,
As procurator for your

Excellence,
· The second part, &c.] This at St. Albans, and won by the
and the third part were first writ- York Faction, in the 33d Year
ten under the title of the Con- of his Reign. So that it com-
tention of York and Lancaster, prizes the Hiftory and Transac-
printed in 1600, but since vaftly tions of 10 Years. TREOBALD.
improved by the author. Pode. 2 As by your high, &c.] Vide

The second Part of K.Henry VI.] Hall's Chronicle, Fol. 66. Year
This and the Third part of King 23. Init.

Pops. Henry VI.contain that troublesom It is apparent that this play Period of this Prince's Reign, begins where the former ends, which took in the whole Conten- and continues the series of transa tion betwixt the two Houses of actions, of which it presupposés York and Lancaster : And under the first part already known. that title were these two Plays This is a suficient proof that the first acted and published. The second and third parts were not present Scene opens with K.Hen- written without dependance on ry's Marriage, which was in the the first, tho' they were printed 23d Year of his Reign; and as containing a complete period closes with the fir! Battle fought of history:

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