Henry VI, Part 1 | Study Guide

William Shakespeare

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henry-VI-william-shakespeareDuke of Exeter, Act IV, Scene Iis much when scepters are in childrens hands.Sources: British Broadcasting Corporation, Encyclopaedia Britannica, Royal Shakespeare Company, Internet Shakespeare EditionsCopyright © 2017 Course Hero, Inc.WinchesterScheming bishop who despises Gloucester; no true friend to EnglandGloucesterLord Protector of England; in charge until King Henry reaches adulthoodKing Henry VIUnderage monarch; struggles to control nobles, which complicates the conflict with FranceMain CharactersTowns, cities, and fortresses Talbot seizes for the English69Year Henry VI married Margaret of Anjou1445>50References to birds in Shakespeares work, from parrots to pelicansAge, in months, of the real Henry VI when he succeeded to the throne8Henry VI, Part 1by the NumbersShakespeares career as a playwright coincided with a period of fervent patriotism and intense interest in Englands past. In the Henry VI tetralogy, he commemorated the events that led to the founding of the Tudor dynastyof which the reigning monarch, Queen Elizabeth I, was a member.WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE15641616AuthorEnglish and French alike believe their victories are divinely inspired.Might Makes RightEnglands secular rulers chafe at the Churchs interference.Church vs. StateHenry VI is too young for this job, and his courtiers know it.Boy KingBefore he even dons the crown, the young King Henry VI must reckon with urgent problems both at home and abroad. His noblemen claim to seek unity but grow more quarrelsome by the day, turning the English war effort in France into a dangerous and dubious venture.A Rocky Start to a Troubled ReignTHEMESEnglishOriginal Language158992Years WrittenWilliam ShakespeareAuthorHenry VI, Part 1HistoryPlay

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