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Henry VI, Part 3 | Study Guide

William Shakespeare

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henry-VI-part3-william-shakespeareKing Edward IV, Act V, Scene Ihat is the body when the head is off?Sources: BBC, British Library, Economist, Encyclopaedia Britannica, Royal Shakespeare Company Copyright © 2017 Course Hero, Inc.Richard, Duke of YorkRival claimant to the English throne; leader of the Yorkist causeQueen MargaretHenrys tough-minded queen consort; the real leader of the Lancastrian factionKing Henry VIFeckless ruler; shuns kingly responsibilities and pines for the simple lifeMain Characters0Brothers Richard claims in order to distance himself from his family~28,000People killed at Towton, the bloodiest Wars of the Roses battle 16Years of English history covered in Henry VI, Part 372Lines in Richards chameleonspeech in Act III—the longest soliloquy in the Shakespearean canonHenry VI, Part 3by the NumbersMore than four centuries after his death, Shakespeare remains the single most influential playwright in the history of English literature. His richly varied dramatic output includes comedies, romances, tragedies, and historieswith Henry VI, Part 3 being an early example of the latter genre.WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE15641616AuthorOnce Henry is captured, less scrupulous people are free to rise.Rise of the AntiheroThe struggle for supremacy severs even the strongest of kinship ties.Shifting LoyaltiesAs the war wears on, Henry is sidelined by more powerful political players.Absent KingAfter decades of simmering discontent, civil war has finally erupted in England. King Henry VIs peacekeeping attempts backfire, plunging the country into further strife. Through a succession of bloody battles, the Lancastrian dynasty is ousted, and a Yorkist king takes the throne.Battling for the English CrownTHEMESEnglishOriginal Language1590–93Years WrittenWilliam ShakespeareAuthorHenry VI, Part 3DramaPlay

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