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x 1 N G Henry VI.
Edward, Son to the King, and Prince of Wales.
Duke of Somerset,
Earl of Northumberland,
Earl of Oxford,
Earl of Exeter,
Earl of Westmorland,
Lord Clifford,
Earl of Richmond, a Youth, afterwards King Henry VII.
Richard, Duke of York.
Edward, Eleft Son to the Duke of York, afterwards King Edward IV.
George, Duke of Clarence, second Son to the Duke of York.
Richard, Duke of Gloucester, third Son to the Duke of York, after-
waras King Richard III.
Edmund, Earl of Rutland, youngest Son to the Duke of York.
Puke of Norfolk,
Morquis of Montague,
Earl of v arwick,
Earl of Salisbury, of the Duke of York’s Party.
Earl of Pembroke,
Lord Hastings,
Lord Stafford,
Sir jolm Mortimer,
Sir #. Mortimer, % Uncles to the Duke of York.
Sir William Stanly, afterwards Earl of Derby.
Lord Rivers, Brother to the Lady Gray.
Sir John Montgomery.
Lieutenant of the Tower,
Mayor of Coventry. -
Mayor and Aldermen of York.
Somerville.
Humphry and Sinklo, two Huntsmen,
Lewis, King of France.
Bourbon, Admiral of France.
Queen Margaret.
Bona, Sser to the French King.
Lady Gray, Widow of Sir John Gray, afterwards oueen to Edward IV.

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Soldiers and other Attendants on King Henry, and King Edward.

In part of the Third AAE, the Sc E N E is laid in France, during all the rost of the Play, in England. 2.

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Alarum. ... Enter Duke of York, Edward, Richard, Norfolk, Montague, Warwick, and Soldiers.

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(1) The Third Part of King Henry VI.] The action of this play (which was at first printed under this title, The true Tragedy of Richard 1) uke of York, and the good King Henry VI: or, The Second Part of the Contention of York and Lancaster) opens just after the first battle at St. Albans, wherein the York faction carries the day; and closes with the murder of King Henry VI, and the birth of Prince Edward, afterwards King Edward V. So that this history takes in the space of full 16 Years. The rancour of the contending factions, in this play, is painted too strongly to be agreeable: but the poet, in a great measure, goes on the authority of tradition ; and if the noblemen appear more savage than can suit with their dignity or our present nction of politeness; considerable allowances must be made for the inveteracy, with which this civil war was carried on in all its vicifiitudes.

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