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KING Henry VI.
Cardinal Beauford, Bp. of Winchefter, } Uncles 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 Warwick; } Of the York Faction.
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, ] Sons to the Duke of York.
Richard Plantagenet, s
Vaux, A Sea Captain, and Walter Whitmore-Pirates.
A Herald.
Hume and Southwel, 2 Priests.
Bolingbrook, an Astrologer.
A Spirit, attending on Jordan the Witch.
Thomas Horner, an Armourer.
Peter, his Man.
Clerk of Chatham.
Mayor of St. Albans.
Simpcox, an Impostor.
Jack Cade, Bevis, Michael, John Holland, Dick the

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

of England.

The SECOND PART of (1) King HE

E N R r VI.

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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.

SUFFOLK.
S by your high imperial Majesty,
I had in charge at my depart for France,

As procurator for your excellence,
To marry Princess Marg'rer for your grace ;

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

time.

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