Study Guide

Henry VI Part 3 Act 5, Scene 7

By William Shakespeare

Act 5, Scene 7

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  • In the throne room, Edward and his family gather. He delivers a speech about England's throne being theirs again before he turns his attention to his infant son.
  • Richard mutters under his breath that he'll destroy this baby, too.
  • Edward instructs Richard and George to kiss their new nephew and love Lady Grey.
  • George does this right away, and Lady Grey thanks him.
  • As expected, Richard does it half-heartedly. He kisses the baby and claims to love Lady Grey, but then tells the audience he kissed them just as Judas kissed Jesus, right before Judas sold him to the enemy. Gasp.
  • George asks what they should do with Margaret.
  • Since France has sent over a ransom for Margaret, she should be sent there, Edward says. He only wants parties and good times in England from now on.

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