William Shakespeare: Henry VI (Pt 1), Dramatis Personae

Updated September 23, 2019 | Infoplease Staff

Dramatis Personae

  • King Henry the Sixth
  • Duke of Gloucester, uncle to the King, and Protector.
  • Duke of Bedford, uncle to the King, and Regent of France.
  • Thomas Beaufort, Duke of Exeter, great-uncle to the King.
  • Henry Beaufort, great-uncle to the King, Bishop of Winchester, and afterwards Cardinal.
  • John Beaufort, Earl, afterwards Duke, of Somerset.
  • Richard Plantagenet, son of Richard late Earl of Cambridge, afterwards Duke of York.
  • Earl of Warwick
  • Earl of Salisbury
  • Earl of Suffolk
  • Lord Talbot, afterwards Earl of Shrewsbury.
  • John Talbot, Lord Talbot's son.
  • Edmund Mortimer, Earl of March.
  • Sir John Fastolfe
  • Sir William Lucy
  • Sir William Glansdale
  • Sir Thomas Gargrave
  • Mayor of London
  • Woodvile, Lieutenant of the Tower.
  • Vernon, of the White-Rose or York faction.
  • Basset, of the Red-Rose or Lancaster faction.
  • A Lawyer.
  • Mortimer's Keepers.
  • Charles, Dauphin, and afterwards King, of France.
  • Reignier, Duke of Anjou, and titular King of Naples.
  • Duke of Burgundy
  • Duke of Alencon
  • Bastard of Orleans
  • Governor of Paris.
  • Master-Gunner of Orleans, and his Son.
  • General of the French forces in Bourdeaux.
  • A French Sergeant.
  • A Porter.
  • An old Shepherd, father to Joan la Pucelle.
  • Margaret, daughter to Reignier, afterwards married to King Henry.
  • Countess of Auvergne
  • Joan LA Pucelle, commonly called Joan of Arc.
  • Lords, Warders of the Tower, Heralds, Officers, Soldiers, Messengers, and Attendants.
  • Fiends appearing to La Pucelle.


Partly in England, and partly in France.

1 King Henry VI

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