Study Guide

Henry VI Part 3 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...

Warwick

Warwick fights long and hard for York and Edward... right up until Edward takes a wife, that is....

Edward

Edward has a bunch of titles in Henry VI, Part 3. First he's Earl of March; then he's Duke of...

Richard

Richard, later the Duke of Gloucester, is York's son and Edward and George's brother. He might...

York

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

Clifford

Never one to be passive-aggressive, Clifford comes right out with it when something's got his...

George (Duke of Clarence)

York's son George becomes Duke of Clarence (and then sometimes goes by "Clarence") after his dad...

King Lewis of France

Lewis (a.k.a. King Louis XI of France) is only in the play long enough to get visits from both...

Lady Elizabeth Grey

As love stories go, this one probably won't win any awards anytime soon. Lady Grey's husband has...

Lady Bona

Even though she's only in one scene, Lady Bona plays a big role in causing allegiances to shift....

Prince Edward

Margaret and Henry VI's son, Prince Edward is the reason Margaret fights so hard against York (or...

Rutland

Poor Rutland. He's just a pawn in a game that's much bigger than him. The young Edmund, Earl of...

Henry Richmond

King Henry VI meets a young lad while in prison and is taken with him; he even predicts that...

Edward's Supporters

Rivers, Hastings, Montgomery, and Montague (in the first half of the play, at least) all support...

Henry's Supporters

Oxford, Exeter, Norfolk, Northumberland, Westmorland, Somerset, and Montague (in the second half...