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VOLUME the FIFTH,
The SECOND PART of KING HENRY the SIXTH.
Printed for J. and R. TONSON, C. CORBET, H. WOODFALL,
KING Henry the Sixth.
Humphry Duke of Gloucefter, Uncle to the King. Cardinal Beauford, Bishop of Winchefter, great Uncle to the King.
Duke of York pretending to the Crown.
Of the York Faction.
Of the King's Party.
Lord Clifford, of the King's Party.
Lord Scales, Governor of the Tower.
Young Stafford, his Brother.
Sons to the Duke of York.
Vaux, a Sea Captain, and Walter Whitmore, Pirates
A Spirit, attending on Jordan the Witch.
Jack Cade, Bevis, Michael, John Holland, Dick the Butcher, Smith the Weaver, aad several others, Rebels. Margaret, Queen to King Henry VI. fecretly in Love with the Duke of Suffolk.
Dame Eleanor, Wife to the Duke of Gloucester.
Wife to Simpcox.
Petitioners, Aldermen, a Beadle, Sheriff and Officers, Citizens, with Faulconers, Guards, Meffengers, and other Attendants.
The SCENE is laid very difperfedly in feveral Parts of England.
HE NRY VI.
Flourish of Trumpets: then, Hautboys. Enter King, Henry, Duke Humphry, Salisbury, Warwick, and Beauford on the one fide: The Queen, Suffolk, York, Somerset, and Buckingham on the other.
S by your high imperial Majefty
1 The second part, &c.] This and the third part were firft written under the title of the Contention of York and Lancaster, printed in 1600, but fince vaftly improved by the author. PoPE. The fecond Part of K.Henry VI.] This and the Third part of King Henry VI.contain that troublesom Period of this Prince's Reign, which took in the whole Contention betwixt the two Houfes of York and Lancaster: And under that title were thefe two Plays first acted and published. The prefent Scene opens with K.Henry's Marriage, which was in the 23d Year of his Reign; and clofes with the firft 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 Tranfactions of 10 Years. THEOBALD.
2 As by your high, &c.] Vide Hall's Chronicle, Fol. 66. Year 23. Init. POPE
It is apparent that this play begins where the former ends, and continues the series of transactions, of which it prefuppofes the first part already known. This is a fufficient proof that the fecond and third parts were not written without dependance on the first, tho' they were printed as containing a complete period of history.