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KING Henry VI.
Cardinal Beauford, Bp. of Winchester
, } Uncles to tbe King.
} Earl of Salisbury; } of the York Faatiom.
Duke of York, pretending to the Crown.
Earl of Warwick,
} Richard Plantagenet,
Sons to the Duke of York.
Smith the Weaver, and several otbers, Rebels.
Duke of Suffolk. Dame Eleanor, Wife to the Duke of Gloucester. Mother Jordan, a Witch, employ'd by the Dutchess of Gloucester. Wife to Simpcox. Petitioners, Aldermen, a Beadle, Sheriff and Officers,
Citizens, with Faulconers, Guards, Messengers, and other Attendants.
The SCENE is laid very dispersedly in several
Parts of England.
The SECOND PART of (1)
King HENRY VI.
А С ТІ.
SC EN E, The Palace. 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.
I had in charge at my depart for France,
So in the famous ancient city, Tours, In presence of the Kings of France and Sicil, The dukes of Orleans, Calaber, Bretaigne, Alanson, Seven Earls, twelve Barons, twenty reverend Bishops, I have perform'd my task, and was espous'd :
(1) The second Part of K. Henry VI.] This and the third part of K. Henry VI. contain that troublesome Period of this Prince's Reign, which took in the whole Contention betwixt the two Houses of York and Lancaster : And under thạt Title were
And humbly now upon my bended knee,
[Presenting the Queen to the King: To
your molt gracious hand; that are the substance
K. Henry. Suffolk, arise. Welcome, Queen Margaret;
K. Henry. Her fight did ravish, but her grace in fpeech,
piness! Q. Mar. We thank you
[Flourish. Suff. My lord protector, fo it please your grace, Here are the articles of contracted Peace, these two Plays first acted and published. The present Scene opens with K. Henry's Marriage, which was in the 23d Year of his Reign ; and closes with the first Battle fought at St Albans, and won by the York Faction, in the 33d Year of his Reign. So that it comprizes the Hiftory and Transactions of 10 Years.
Between our Sovereign and the French King Charles,
Glo. [reads. ] Imprimis, It is agreed between the French King, Charles, and William de la Pole Marquifs of Suffolk, Ambasador for Henry King of England, that the said Henry shall c/ pause the lady Margaret, daughter unio Reignier King of Naples, Sicilia, and Jerufalem, and crown her Queen of England, ere the thirtieth of May next ensuing
Item. That the Durchy of Anjou, and the County of Maine, shall be released and delivered to the King ber father.
[Lets fall the paper. K. Henry. Uncle, how now?
Glo. Pardon me, gracious lord ;
K. Henry. Uncle of Winchester, I pray, read on.
Win. Item, That the Dutchies of Anjou and Maine shall be released and
delivered to the King her father, and
you for all this great favour done,
[Exeunt King, Queen, and Suffolk.
Manent the rest.