Internet Shakespeare Editions

Author: Samuel Daniel
Editor: Rosemary Gaby
Peer Reviewed

The Civil Wars Between the Two Houses of Lancaster and York (Selection)



And thus one king most near in blood allied

Is made th'oblation for the other's peace:

Now only one, both name and all beside

Entirely hath, plurality doth cease:


He that remains, remains unterrified

With others' right; this day doth all release:

And henceforth he is absolutely king,

No crowns, but one, this deed confirms the thing.