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Henry VI Part 3

William Shakespeare

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Act III, Scene iii

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Act III, Scene iii

Act III, Scene iii

Act III, Scene iii

Act III, Scene iii

Allegiances shift in response to Edward’s marriage. He has alienated both his brothers and his potential allies in France, as well as his supporter Warwick, by choosing to marry someone he liked rather than someone politically expedient, like Lady Bona.

Edward’s marriage mistake is similar to Henry’s errors in marrying Margaret. Many were dissatisfied that Henry chose to marry Margaret rather than a richer, more important relative of the king of France. And Margaret’s ambition has been repeatedly blamed for Henry’s weakness as a king. But now Edward, not learning from the mistakes of Henry, chooses to marry Lady Gray without consulting his brothers, allies, or advisors, and everyone will turn against him. Clearly marriage arrangements were important ways of aligning one’s allies and enemies, and Edward should have undertaken his marriage with greater care.

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A traitor B. A bigamist C. A coward D. A tyrant
Who returns to Henry’s side after hearing about Edward’s marriage to Lady Gray?
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A weak King and a rising, despicable Gloster

by ReadingShakespeareby450th, June 01, 2013

I finished the King Henry VI trilogy and blogged on Part Three. If you're interested, here's my take:

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