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KING Henry the Sixth.
Humphry Duke of Gloucester, Uncle to the King.
Cardinal Beauford, Bishop of Winchester, great Uncle

to the King.
Duke of York pretending to the Crown.
Duke of Buckingham,
Duke of Somerset,
Duke of Suffolk,
Earl of Salisbury,
Earl of Warwick,
Lord Clifford, of the King's Party.
Lord Say.
Lord Scales, Governor of the Tower.
Sir Humphry Stafford.
Young Stafford, bis Brother.
Alexander Iden, a Kentish Gentleman.
Young Clifford, Son to the Lord Clifford.
Edward Plantagenet,
Richard Plantagenet,

Sons to the Duke of York.
Vaux, a Sea Captain, and Walter Whitmore, Pirates:
A Herald. Hume and Southwel, two Priests.
Bolingbrook, an Astrologer.
A Spirit, attending on Jordan the Witch.
Thomas Horner, an Armòurer. Peter, bis 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 10 King Henry VI. secretly in Love

with the Duke of Suffolk.
Dame Eleanor, Wife to the Duke of Gloucester.
Mother Jordan, a Witch employed by the Dutchess of

Wife to Simpcox.
Petitioners, Aldermen, a Beadle, Sheriff and Oficers,

Citizens, with Faulconers, Guards, Mellengers, and

other Attendants. The SCENE is laid very dispersedly in several Parts

of England.


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King H EN Rr VI.



The P A L A CE.

Flourish of Trumpets: then, Hautboys. Enter King

Henry, Duke Humphry, Salisbury, Warwick, and Beauford on the one side : The Queen, Suffolk, York, Somerset, and Buckingham on the other.



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

As procurator for your Excellence, * The second part, &c.] This at St. Albans, and won by the and the third part were first writ- York Faction, in the 33d Year ten under the title of the Con- of his Reign. So that it comtention of York and Lancaster, prizes the History and Transacprinted in 1600, but since vastly tions of 10 Years. THEOBALD. improved by the author. Pope.

2. As by your high, &c.] Vide The second part of K. Henry VI.) Hall's Chronicle, Fol. 66. Year This and the Third part of King 23. Init.

POPE. Henry VI.contain that troublesome It is apparent that this play Period of this Prince's Reign, begins where the former ends, which took in the whole Conten- and continues the series of transtion betwixt the two Houses of actions, of which it presupposes York and Lancaster: And under the first part already, known. that title were these two Plays This is a sufficient proof that the first acted and published. The second and third parts were not present Scene opens with K. Hen- written without dependance on gy's Marriage, which was in the the first, tho' they were printed 23d Year of his Reign; and as containing a complete period closes with the fift Battle fought of history.

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