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* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: oh boy! Apart from both Dukes of York, Richard, Henry, Norrhumberland, Clifford and Oxford pretty much every noble character changes side at least once.

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* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: oh boy! Apart from both Dukes of York, Richard, Henry, Norrhumberland, Northumberland, Clifford and Oxford pretty much every noble character changes side at least once.


The play opens with a face-off between York and Henry and their respective supporters. Henry gives in to the Yorkist threats and agrees a deal: York will inherit the throne on the natural death of Henry. Disgusted with the King's cowardice, Margaret and his other supporters continue the war on their own, defeating the Yorkists in battle. York's youngest son, Rutland, is murdered by Young Clifford and York captured, taunted with the death of his son, and then executed.

The Earl of Warwick, now the senior military figure in the Yorkist cause, continues the fight on behalf of York's son Edward. Edward's younger brother Richard is now also joined by the middle son, George, at the head of reinforcements from France. Between them, they defeat Margaret and the Lancastrians and Edward is proclaimed King Edward IV, with Richard and George being made dukes of Gloucester and Clarence respectively.

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The play opens with a face-off between York and Henry and their respective supporters. Henry gives in to the Yorkist threats and agrees a deal: York will inherit the throne on the natural death of Henry. Disgusted with the King's cowardice, Margaret and his other supporters continue the war on their own, defeating the Yorkists in battle. York's youngest son, son,Edmund of Rutland, is murdered by Young Clifford and York captured, taunted with the death of his son, and then executed.

The Earl of Warwick, now the senior military figure in the Yorkist cause, continues the fight on behalf of York's son Edward. Edward's younger younger brother Richard is now also joined by the middle son, his second brother George, at the head of reinforcements from France. Between them, they defeat Margaret and the Lancastrians and Edward is proclaimed King Edward IV, with Richard and George being made dukes of Gloucester and Clarence respectively.



As the trilogy ends, things are looking rosy for the House of York -- the Lancastrian cause seems dead and gone, and there is a new heir to the throne -- young Edward. As Richard of Gloucester, the King's brother, summarises it at the start of the next play -- "Now is the winter of our discontent made glorious summer by this sun of York". That's right, folks -- he's going to become Theatre/RichardIII very soon and we all know how that turned out...

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As the trilogy ends, things are looking rosy for the House of York -- the Lancastrian cause seems dead and gone, and there is a new heir to the throne -- young Prince Edward. As Richard of Gloucester, the King's brother, summarises it at the start of the next play -- "Now is the winter of our discontent made glorious summer by this sun of York". That's right, folks -- he's going to become Theatre/RichardIII very soon and we all know how that turned out...



* ArtisticLicenseHistory: Rutland was actual York's second son and died in the fighting at Wakefield, while it was Richard who was the youngest.

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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: ArtisticLicenseHistory:Edmund of Rutland was actual York's second son and died in the fighting at Wakefield, while Wakefield aged 17, it was Richard who was the youngest.



* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen: Margaret stabs the captive York after taunting him with Clifford's murder of the youngest York boy, Rutland. He's only a kid!

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* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen: Margaret stabs the captive York after taunting him with Clifford's murder of the youngest York boy, Edmund of Rutland. He's only a kid!



** York's young son Rutland counts too; he is an innocent child showing no malice toward his eventual killers.

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** York's young son Edmund of Rutland counts too; he is an innocent child showing no malice toward his eventual killers.

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* TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers: When Edward of Westminster insults the three York brothers, he cites character flaws for Edward (lascivious) and George (perjured), but for Richard, he uses a physical flaw (mishapen).


* Foreshadowing: Henry when he meets Henry Tudor, whom he recognises as England's hope.

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* Foreshadowing: {{Foreshadowing}}: Henry when he meets Henry Tudor, whom he recognises as England's hope.


* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth: Henry VI, always shown as pious and good, but also weak and gullible. When Richard stabs him, his last words are, "God forgive my sins, and pardon thee!" In [[Theater/RichardIII the next play]], Anne is reproving Richard for having slain Henry, and Richard replies accordingly:

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* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth: TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth:
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Henry VI, always shown as pious and good, but also weak and gullible. When Richard stabs him, his last words are, "God forgive my sins, and pardon thee!" In [[Theater/RichardIII the next play]], Anne is reproving Richard for having slain Henry, and Richard replies accordingly:


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** York's young son Rutland counts too; he is an innocent child showing no malice toward his eventual killers.


* ArtisticLicenseHistory: Rutland was actual York's second son and died in the fighting at Tewkesbury, while it was Richard who was the youngest.

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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: Rutland was actual York's second son and died in the fighting at Tewkesbury, Wakefield, while it was Richard who was the youngest.


* IJustWantToBeNormal: HenryVI, sitting on his little hill in the middle of a battlefield, delivers speech about how he would have liked to be born a simple man.

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* IJustWantToBeNormal: HenryVI, Theatre/HenryVI, sitting on his little hill in the middle of a battlefield, delivers speech about how he would have liked to be born a simple man.


* RoyalsAreUseless: The whole point of the War of the Roses was Henry's general uselessness as a king meant that different factions vied to control hum.


(since Clarence had stabbed the Prince for "twitting him with perjury," this is surely a heartfelt effort).

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(since ::: (Since Clarence had stabbed the Prince for "twitting him with perjury," this is surely a heartfelt effort).effort.)



* RoyalsAreUseless: the whole point of the War of the Roses was Henry's general uselessness as a king meant that different factions vied to control hum.

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* RoyalsAreUseless: the The whole point of the War of the Roses was Henry's general uselessness as a king meant that different factions vied to control hum.


A history play by Creator/WilliamShakespeare, ''HenryVIPart3'' is the last of three plays describing the end of UsefulNotes/TheHundredYearsWar and the outbreak of the UsefulNotes/WarsOfTheRoses. In the final chapter of the trilogy, the houses of Lancaster and York wage bloody war against each other until one is victorious. The play also sets up conflicts and characters for ''Theatre/RichardIII''.

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A history play by Creator/WilliamShakespeare, ''HenryVIPart3'' ''Henry VI Part 3'' is the last of three plays describing the end of UsefulNotes/TheHundredYearsWar and the outbreak of the UsefulNotes/WarsOfTheRoses. In the final chapter of the trilogy, the houses of Lancaster and York wage bloody war against each other until one is victorious. The play also sets up conflicts and characters for ''Theatre/RichardIII''.


A history play by Creator/WilliamShakespeare, ''HenryVIPart3'' is the last of three plays describing the end of the HundredYearsWar and the outbreak of the UsefulNotes/WarsOfTheRoses. In the final chapter of the trilogy, the houses of Lancaster and York wage bloody war against each other until one is victorious. The play also sets up conflicts and characters for ''Theatre/RichardIII''.

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A history play by Creator/WilliamShakespeare, ''HenryVIPart3'' is the last of three plays describing the end of the HundredYearsWar UsefulNotes/TheHundredYearsWar and the outbreak of the UsefulNotes/WarsOfTheRoses. In the final chapter of the trilogy, the houses of Lancaster and York wage bloody war against each other until one is victorious. The play also sets up conflicts and characters for ''Theatre/RichardIII''.

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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: Rutland was actual York's second son and died in the fighting at Tewkesbury, while it was Richard who was the youngest.

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(since Clarence had stabbed the Prince for "twitting him with perjury," this is surely a heartfelt effort).


--> What, wilt thou not? then, Clarence, do it thou.

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--> --> What, wilt thou not? then, Clarence, do it thou.



--> 'Twas sin before, but now 'tis charity.

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--> --> 'Twas sin before, but now 'tis charity.

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* GetItOverWith: Margaret begging George Clarence for death after Edward wouldn't let Richard kill her:
-->'''Margaret''': Here sheathe thy sword, I'll pardon thee my death:
--> What, wilt thou not? then, Clarence, do it thou.
--> '''Clarence''': By heaven, I will not do thee so much ease.
--> '''Margaret''': Good Clarence, do; sweet Clarence, do thou do it.
--> '''Clarence''': Didst thou not hear me swear I would not do it?
--> '''Margaret''': Ay, but thou usest to forswear thyself:
--> 'Twas sin before, but now 'tis charity.

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