Study Guide

Henry VI Part 3 Act 4, Scene 8

By William Shakespeare

Act 4, Scene 8

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  • Henry, Warwick, George, and friends enter. They've learned that Edward's received help from Burgundy and is ready to fight.
  • Warwick encourages everyone to gather up their armies and prepare them to fight. Everyone leaves to do this.
  • Henry and Exeter discuss the ongoing popularity contest. Henry is not worried. He's always been popular with the people. He's listened to them and tried to give them what they want. Exeter isn't so sure.
  • Richard and Edward enter. Edward orders his soldiers to take Henry to the Tower. He says he's king again.
  • Edward and Richard decide to send their troops to meet up with Warwick in the field before he hears the news.