Internet Shakespeare Editions


Jump to line
Help on texts

About this text

  • Title: Henry VI, Part 3 (Octavo 1, 1595)

  • Copyright Internet Shakespeare Editions. This text may be freely used for educational, non-proift purposes; for all other uses contact the Coordinating Editor.
    Author: William Shakespeare
    Not Peer Reviewed

    Henry VI, Part 3 (Octavo 1, 1595)

    Yorke, and Henrie the Sixt.
    Being not sworne before a lawfull magistrate.
    Henry is none but doth vsurpe your right,
    And yet your grace stands bound to him by oath.
    Then noble father resolue your selfe,
    And once more claime the crowne.
    Yorke I, saist thou so boie? why then it shall be so.
    I am resolude to win the crowne, or die.
    Edward, rhou shalt to Edmund Brooke Lord Cobham,
    With vvhom the Kentishmen vvill vvillinglie rise:
    Thou cosen Montague, shalt to Norffolke straight,
    And bid the Duke to muster vppe his souldiers,
    And come to me to Wakefield presentlie.
    And Richard thou to London strait shalt post,
    350And bid Richard Neuill Earle of Warwike
    To leaue the cittie, and with his men of warre,
    To meete me at Saint Albons ten daies hence.
    My selfe heere in Sandall castell will prouide
    Both men and monie to furder our attempts.
    Now, what newes? Enter a Messenger.
    Mes. My Lord, the Queene with thirtie thousand men,
    365Accompanied with the Earles of Cumberland,
    Northumberland and Westmerland, and others of the
    House of Lancaster, are marching towards Wakefield,
    To besiedge you in your castell heere.
    380 Enter sir Iohn and sir Hugh Mortimer.
    Yorke A Gods name, let them come. Cosen Monta-
    gue post you hence: and boies staie you with me.

    Sir Iohn and sir Hugh Mortemers mine vncles,