King Henry VI, Part 1 Characters

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Alanson (Duke of Alanson):

He is a French nobleman in the entourage of Charles the Dolphin. Athe siege of Orleance, he begins by deriding the English as more attracted to eating than fighting. He ends by admiring the "courage and audacity" of such "raw-bon'd rascals" (I.ii.36, 35).

Attendants (English and French):

These unnamed characters appear in the formal scenes (such as the funeral of Henry V and the coronation of Henry VI) to swell the numbers.

Basset:

He is a servant of the duke of Somerset and a supporter of the Lancastrian faction. He appears in two scenes: III.iv and IV.i. In the first he quarrels with Vernon (a servant of the duke of York) over some criticism he made of Vernon's master and of the white rose (emblem of the Yorkists). In the second scene (IV.i.78-136), Basset pleads his case before the king and...

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