King Henry VI, Part 3 Summary
William Shakespeare

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King Henry VI, Part 3 Overview

King Henry VI, Part Three by William Shakespeare focuses on the horrors of conflict and the chaos it brings to the nation. Henry VI agrees that his claim to the throne is weak and gives the throne to York on the conditions that he will remain king for the rest of his life and that the War of Roses will come to an end. However, the hatred runs deep and the two sides continue to fight. Richard Plantagenet, Duke of Gloucester, ultimately kills Henry VI and immediately begins to plot his rise to power and how he can overtake the throne.

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