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KING Henry VI.
Butcher, Smith the Weaver, and 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 employ'd by the Dutchess of GlouWife to Simpcox.
[cester. Petitioners, Aldermen, a Beadle, Sheriff and Officers, Citi
zens, with Faulconers, Guards, Messengers, and other
Attendants. The SCENE is laid very dispersedly in several Parts
The SECOND PART of (1) King HE
E N R r VI.
Flourish of trumpets: then, hautboys. Enter King Henry,
Duke Humphry, Salisbury, Warwick, and Beauford on the one fide : The Queen, Suffolk, York, Somerset, and Buckingham on the other.
As procurator for your excellence,
So (1) The second part of K. Henry VI.] This and the third part of K. Henry VI. contain that troublesome period of this Prince's reign, 'which took in the whole contention betwixt the two houses of York: and Lancaster : And under that title were these two plays first acted and publish'd. The present scene opens with K. Henry's marriage, wbich was in the 23d year of his reign ; and closes-with the first battle fought at Sc. Albans, and won by the York faction, in the 33d year of his reign. So that it comprizes the history and transactions of ten years. There are besides, as I have above hinted, some intermediate incidents crouded in; which transgress upon the order of