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My mind will never grant what I perceive
Your Highness aims at, if I aim aright." King Henry VI. P. 3. Act 3, Scene 2
KING HENRY the si.cth
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Soldiers, Attendants, Messengers, Watchmen, &c.
SCENE: England and France
By J. ELLIS BURDICK
Before Henry VI reaches London, the Duke of York is there and is seated on the throne by the Earl of Warwick. The king enters the Parliament-house and finding threats of no avail to make York give up the throne, promises that York shall be his heir. Margaret is very angry that her son should thus be denied the succession and she herself raises an army.
A battle takes place between the forces of the queen and those of York, in which the latter is defeated and slain.
Edward and Richard, York's sons, are much disheartened over the death of their father, but are encouraged when Warwick joins them. Another battle is fought near Towton and Henry's forces are routed. Edward and his followers then proceed to London, there to crown Edward as king.
After Edward's coronation, Warwick journeys to France to arrange a marriage between the new king and the Princess Bona, sister of the queen of France. King Henry is taken prisoner and carried to the London Tower. At the French court Warwick meets Margaret; both plead with Lewis, the first for the hand of Bona for his king and the latter for aid to restore Henry to his throne. Lewis has just promised to accede to Warwick's wishes when a post enters bringing letters. They contain the news of