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  • Title: Henry VI, Part 2 (Quarto 1, 1594)

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    Author: William Shakespeare
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    Henry VI, Part 2 (Quarto 1, 1594)

    Houses, of Yorke and Lancaster.
    950And leaue her open for the lavv to iudge,
    Vnlesse she cleare her selfe of this foule deed.
    King. Come my Lords this night vveele lodge in S. Albones,
    And to morrovv vve vvill ride to London,
    And trie the vtmost of these Treasons forth,
    955Come vnckle Gloster along vvith vs,
    My mind doth tell me thou art innocent.
    Exet omnes.

    Enter the Duke of Yorke, and the Earles of
    959.1Salsbury and VVarwicke.

    960Yorke. My Lords our simple supper ended, thus,
    Let me reueale vnto your honours here,
    The right and title of the house of Yorke,
    To Englands Crovvne by liniall desent.
    VVar. Then Yorke begin, and if thy claime be good,
    The Neuils are thy subiects to command.
    Yorke. Then thus my Lords.
    Edward the third had seuen sonnes,
    970The first vvas Edvvard the blacke Prince,
    970.1Prince of Wales.
    The second vvas Edmund of Langly,
    971.1Duke of Yorke.
    The third vvas Lyonell Duke of Clarence.
    The fourth vvas Iohn of Gaunt,
    973.1The Duke of Lancaster.
    The fifth vvas Roger Mortemor, Earle of March.
    975The sixt vvas sir Thomas of Woodstocke.
    William of Winsore vvas the seuenth and last.
    Novv, Edvvard the blacke Prince he died before his father, and left
    behinde him Richard, that aftervvards vvas King, Crovvnde by
    the name of Richard the second, and he died vvithout an heire.
    1005Edmund of Langly Duke of Yorke died, and left behind him tvvo
    1005.1daughters, Anne and Elinor.
    Lyonell Duke of Clarence died, and left behinde Alice, Anne,
    and Elinor, that vvas after married to my father, and by her I
    1010claime the Crovvne, as the true heire to Lyonell Duke