Study Guide

Henry VI Part 1 Characters

By William Shakespeare

Henry VI

Henry VI really is a sweet guy. He's always trying to make peace among his feuding...

Joan of Arc or Joan Puzel

Joan's quite a character, maybe the most interesting of the lot. She's bold, clever, and unafraid...

Talbot

Talbot's pretty amazing. He's the English noble soldier at his best, like a cross between Faramir...

Gloucester

Gloucester's got a big job: Lord Protector of England. And this means he basically runs the...

Winchester

Winchester starts off the play with a complaint and the threat of a power play, and he pretty...

Charles the Dauphin

Charles is the crown prince of France, and a smooth talker as well as an ambitious military...

Richard, Duke of York

Richard's a bit of an outsider with something to prove, so while he hangs out with the...

Minor Characters

Somerset spends most of this play antagonizing Richard. Somerset's from the house of Lancaster,...