Henry 6

  • Henry VI, Part 1: Act 1, Scene 1

  • Westminster Abbey.

  • (King Henry the Fifth; Duke of Bedford; Duke of Gloucester; Duke of Exeter; Earl of Warwick; Bishop of Winchester; Duke of Somerset; Heralds; First Messenger; Second Messenger; Third Messenger)

  • Dead march. Enter the Funeral of King Henry the Fifth, attended on by the Duke of Bedford, the Duke of Gloucester, the Duke of Exeter, the Earl of Warwick, the Bishop of Winchester, and the Duke of Somerset; Heralds, etc.

  • Profile Picture of Bedford in Henry 6


    Hung be the heavens with black, yield day to night!

  • Comets, importing change of times and states,

  • Brandish your crystal tresses in the sky,

  • And with them scourge the bad revolting stars

  • That have consented unto Henry's death:

  • King Henry the Fifth, too famous to live long!

  • England ne'er lost a king of so much worth.

  • Profile Picture of Gloucester in Henry 6


    England ne'er had a king until his time:

  • Virtue he had, deserving to command;

  • His brandish'd sword did blind men with his beams;

  • His arms spread wider than a dragon's wings;

  • His sparkling eyes, replete with wrathful fire,

  • More dazzled and drove back his enemies

  • Than midday sun fierce bent against their faces.

  • What should I say? His deeds exceed all speech:

  • He ne'er lift up his hand but conquered.