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The First part of King Henry the Sixt (facs. 1st Folio 1623)

Shakespeare’s three plays about Henry VI trace the tumultuous years of the Wars of the Roses, as the houses of York (whose symbol was a white rose) and Lancaster (symbolized by a red rose) battled for the crown of England. This is a facsimile edition of the play from the First Folio edition of 1623.

Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies, being a Reproduction in Facsimile of the First Folio Edition 1623 from the Chatsworth copy in the possession of the Duke of Devonshire, K.G. with an Introduction and Census of Copies by Sidney Lee (Oxford: At the Clarendon Press, 1902).


The text is in the public domain.

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