King Henry VI, Part 2 Characters

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Aldermen:

These non-speaking characters appear at II.i.65. They enter carrying the crippled Simpcox, who has supposedly regained his sight through a miracle.

Asmath:

See Spirit

Attendants:

These non-speaking characters appear in a couple of scenes (III.ii and IV.viii) to add to the importance of the nobility.

Beadle:

He appears at II.i. 144 to whip Simpcox so as to discover whether he is truly lame.

Beauford (Cardinal Beauford, Bishop of Winchester):

Usually referred to as Winchester in the play, he is mercilessly ambitious and a "proud prelate," as Gloucester terms him (Li. 142). His sole concern is power; this he tries to achieve with the aid of Suffolk. He is the first to urge that Gloucester's Lord Protectorship be taken away from him (I.i.147-64), and he schemes with Suffolk to achieve that end. In I.iii.128-29, he seconds Suffolk's call for Gloucester's resignation, alleging his...

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