Henry VI, Part III



  • The conclusion of Shakespeare's story of Henry VI, first producedin 1592 in London. After his military defeat, Henry agrees that the house ofYork should succeed to the throne on his death, a promise that shocks QueenMargaret and their son, the Prince of Wales. Fighting resumes, York is killedin battle, Henry is imprisoned in the Tower, and York's son Edward assumes thethrone. However, when news of Edward's marriage to Lady Elizabeth Grey reachesthe 'kingmaker' Warwick in France, he changes sides and joins forces with QueenMargaret to invade England. The Yorkists triumph, and Edward's brother (thehunchbacked Richard, who has his eye on the crown) kills King Henry and thePrince of Wales. The story continues in Richard III.