Henry VI Part 3

Time Spent:

568 Hours

Characters:

WARWICK, YORK, EDWARD, MONTAGUE, RICHARD, NORFOLK, KING HENRY VI, NORTHUMBERLAND, CLIFFORD, WESTMORELAND, EXETER, QUEEN MARGARET, PRINCE EDWARD, Messenger, JOHN MORTIMER, RUTLAND, Tutor, GEORGE, Son, Father, First Keeper, Second Keeper, KING EDWARD IV, GLOUCESTER, CLARENCE, LADY GREY, Nobleman, KING LEWIS XI, OXFORD, BONA, Post, SOMERSET, HASTINGS, QUEEN ELIZABETH, First Watchman, Second Watchman, Third Watchman, RIVERS, Huntsman, Lieutenant, Mayor, Soldier, All, First Messenger, Second Messenger

Play:

  • ACT I SCENE I. London. The Parliament-house. Alarum. Enter YORK, EDWARD, RICHARD, NORFOLK, MONTAGUE, WARWICK, and Soldiers I wonder how the king escaped our hands. While we pursued the horsemen of the north, He slily stole away and left his men: Whereat the great Lord of Northumberland, Whose warlike ears could never brook retreat, Cheer'd up the drooping army, and himself, Lord Clifford and Lord Stafford, all abreast, Charged our main battle's front, and breaking in Were by the swords of common soldiers slain. Lord Stafford's father, Duke of Buckingham, Is either slain or wounded dangerously, I cleft his beaver with a downright blow: That this is true, father, behold his blood. And, brother, here's the Earl of Wiltshire's blood, Whom I encounter'd as the battles join'd. Speak thou for me and tell them what I did. Throwing down SOMERSET's head Richard hath best deserved of all my sons. But is your grace dead, my Lord of Somerset? Such hope have all the line of John of Gaunt! Thus do I hope to shake King Henry's head.

Tags:

Shakespeare, Play, Poetry

Entered by: Sebastiaan