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Henry VI, Part 2 by William Shakespeare
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Dec 04, 11

bookshelves: plays, historical, 1400s, british, england, classics
Read in December, 2011

This is the second historical play by Shakespeare that I've read, following Henry VI, Part 1 and the genre that I like the most. All set to read more set in the War of the Roses era when I have a chance. Henry VI is a likable character as he tried to keep peace, but does not make a good king. His wife, Queen Margaret, is the opposite, concerned only with keeping the crown for her son and not caring about how many die in the process.

The battle scenes and impassioned speeches are extremely dramatic but I'm not too fond of the chopping off of the heads parts which is evidently historically realistic.
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