William Shakespeare's Works/Histories/King Henry VIII

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The Famous History of the Life of King Henry the Eighth is a history by William Shakespeare, written around 1603. It is one of only two Shakespearean histories unrelated to the War of the Roses, the other being King John. The play is concerned with the life and times of King Henry VIII of England, the man who infamously had six wives.

Acts[edit]

Dramatis Personæ[edit]

  • King Henry the Eighth
  • Cardinal Wolsey
  • Cardinal Campeius
  • Capuceius
  • Cranmer
  • Duke of Norfolk
  • Duke of Buckingham
  • Duke of Suffolk
  • Earl of Surrey
  • Lord Chamberlain
  • Lord Chancellor
  • Gardiner
  • Bishop of Lincoln
  • Lord Abergavenny
  • Lord Sandys
  • Sir Henry Guildford
  • Sir Thomas Lovell
  • Sir Anthony Denny
  • Sir Nicholas Vaux
  • Cromwell
  • Griffith
  • Doctor Butts
  • Brandon
  • Queen Katherine
  • Anne Bullen
  • Patience
  • Wolsey's Secretaries
  • Three Gentlemen
  • Garter King-at-arms
  • a Surveyor
  • Door-Keeper
  • a Porter
  • the Porter's Man
  • Gardiner's Page
  • a Crier
  • an Old Lady
  • Lords in Dumb Show
  • Ladies in Dumb Show
  • Queen's Attendants
  • Scribes
  • Officers
  • Guards
  • Other Attendants
  • Spirits