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L. Cirey.

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

his sons

KING HENRY the si.cth
EDWARD, Prince of Wales, his son
LEWIS XI, King of France
DUKE OF SOMERSET
DUKE OF EXETER
EARL OF OXFORD
EARL OF NORTHUMBERLAND
EARL OF WESTMORELAND
LORD CLIFFORD
RICHARD PLANTAGENET, Duke of York
EDWARD, Earl of March, afterwards King Edward IV,
EDMUND, Earl of Rutland,
GEORGE, afterwards Duke of Clarence,
RICHARD, afterwards Duke of Gloucester,
DUKE OF NORFOLK
MARQUESS OF MONTAGUE
EARL OF WARWICK
EARL OF PEMBROKE
LORD HASTINGS
LORD STAFFORD
SIR JORN MORTIMER,
Sir Hugh MORTIMER,
HENRY, Earl of Richmond, a youth
LORD Rivers, brother to Lady Grey
SIR WILLIAM STANLEY
SIR JOHN MONTGOMERY
SIR John SOMERVILLE
Tutor to Rutland. Mayor of York
Lieutenant of the Tower. A Nobleman
Two Keepers. A Huntsman
A Son that has killed his father
A Father that has killed his son

} uncles to the Duke of York

QUEEN MARGARET
LADY Grey, afterwards Queen to Edward IV
Bona, sister to the French Queen

Soldiers, Attendants, Messengers, Watchmen, &c.

SCENE: England and France

SYNOPSIS

By J. ELLIS BURDICK

ACT I

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.

ACT II

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.

ACT III

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

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