Study Guide

Henry VI Part 2 Characters

By William Shakespeare

King Henry VI

At all times, King Henry VI is a noble and sweet guy. He values peace and hates achieving it...

Margaret

Queen Margaret is strong, controlling, and passionate. She knows what she wants, and she goes...

Gloucester

The Duke of Gloucester, Humphrey of Lancaster, is the uncle of Henry and Protector of England. We...

York

Richard, Duke of York is Henry VI's biggest opponent. Why? Well, once upon a time, it was decided...

Suffolk

William, Duke of Suffolk (a.k.a. William de la Pole) is a noble on Henry's side with an agenda of...

Cardinal Beaufort

Cardinal Beaufort is the Bishop of Winchester and Henry's great-uncle. To make things extra...

Jack Cade

When we first hear of a commoner named Jack Cade, it's from York, who wants to put some feelers...

Eleanor

The Duchess of Gloucester, Eleanor Cobham also likes to go by "Nell," her hubby's pet name for...

Rebels: Dick the Butcher, Smith the Weaver, John Holland, George Bevis, Michael, and Crew

Look out, folks, because the peanut gallery's armed itself with some serious swords.The rebels...

Henry's Supporters: Clifford, Buckingham, Somerset

For most of the play, Duke Buckingham and Duke Somerset are either accusing Gloucester of...

York's Supporters: Warwick and Salisbury

Their names are Earl Warwick and Earl Salisbury, but you can drop the "earl" if you want. These...

Peter and Horner

Things get heated when Thomas Horner, an armorer, and Peter Thump, his assistant, get in a fight....

Simpcox and Wife

This pair of scam artists is only around for one scene, but boy, is that scene an eye-opener....

Lord Saye and Lord Stafford

It sucks to be Lords Stafford and Saye. When the rebellion breaks out, they pretty much find...

Witch (Margery Jourdain) and Conjurer (Bolingbroke)

Cue the thunder and lighting, because there are some spirits in the house. The witch and conjurer...

Edward and Richard

York's sons help him out by killing anyone who threatens York's bid for the throne. We only see...

Young Clifford

Young Clifford is the son of—you guessed it—Lord Clifford. When he shows up on the...

Alexander Iden

Heads will roll around Iden, a gent from Kent. When Jack Cade shows up in his garden, Iden's kind...

Whitmore and Lieutenant

Walter Whitmore and the lieutenant are on the ship that Suffolk has been put on to get him out of...

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