Henry VI, Part 3
Henry VI, Part 3 - William Shakespeare - Henry VI, Part 3 (often written as 3 Henry VI) is a history play by William Shakespeare believed to have been written in 1591 and set during the lifetime of King Henry VI of England. Whereas 1 Henry VI deals with the loss of England's French territories and the political machinations leading up to the Wars of the Roses and 2 Henry VI focuses on the King's inability to quell the bickering of his nobles, and the inevitability of armed conflict, 3 Henry VI deals primarily with the horrors of that conflict, with the once stable nation thrown into chaos and barbarism as families break down and moral codes are subverted in the pursuit of revenge and power. Although the Henry VI trilogy may not have been written in chronological order, the three plays are often grouped together with Richard III to form a tetralogy covering the entire Wars of the Roses saga, from the death of Henry V in 1422 to the rise to power of Henry VII in 1485. It was the success of this sequence of plays that firmly established Shakespeare's reputation as a playwright.
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Alarum battle bear blood blows brave brother canst CLARENCE CLIFFORD crown death doth drum Duke of York Earl England Enter KING EDWARD Enter KING HENRY Enter WARWICK EXETER Exeunt SCENE Exit Fair lords farewell fear fight Flourish France friends gates gentle George GLOUCESTER grace Hadst thou hand hath head hear heart heaven heir hence Henry's honour hope house of Lancaster house of York KING EDWARD IV KING HENRY VI KING LEWIS XI Lady Bona LADY GREY Lancaster leave live London Lord Hastings Messenger methinks MONTAGUE ne'er Norfolk NORTHUMBERLAND oath OXFORD palace pity Plantagenet Post PRINCE EDWARD QUEEN ELIZABETH QUEEN MARGARET Ay rest revenge RICHARD Rutland Sandal Castle Second Keeper slain soldiers SOMERSET soul sovereign speak stand stay sweet tears tell thee thine thou art thou hast thou shalt thy father thyself traitor Twas unto valiant WESTMORELAND wilt thou words yield