Study Guide

Henry's Supporters in Henry VI Part 3

By William Shakespeare

Henry's Supporters

Oxford, Exeter, Norfolk, Northumberland, Westmorland, Somerset, and Montague (in the second half of the play) are all on Henry's side. They believe Henry has the right to the crown regardless of what Edward and his crew say. We think it's interesting that we get a slew of characters on each side of the debate. Perhaps Shakespeare was trying to leave it up to us to decide who, if anyone, should get the crown.