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Title: Henry The Eighth (Folio 1, 1623)

Author: William Shakespeare

Editor: Diane Jakacki

Coordinating Editor: Michael Best

Textual Editor: Eric Rasmussen

Associate Textual Editor: Don Bailey

Research Assistants: Simon Carpenter, Beth Norris

Editorial principles and publishing history: The transcripts presented here follow the Folio as exactly as an electronic version permits; spelling follows the original, with no attempt to correct errors; word spacing is normalized; and modern forms are substituted for letters and ligatures that have no modern equivalent in current browsers (for example, the long 's').

Henry the Eighth was first printed in the Folio of 1623, in a text that is the basis of all modern editions; the play was in fact a collaboration between Shakespeare and his younger contemporary John Fletcher.

This publication has been proofread, but has not yet been peer reviewed.