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ILLUSTRATIONS.

Reproduced from the designs of Frank Howard.

Cardinal Wolsey received in a dying state by the

Abbot of Leicester.

Frontispiece

Queen Katharine accusing Wolsey of illegal exactions from the people

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The fête at the cardinal's.-The King and twelve others habited as shepherds, with torchbearers. etc.-Ladies chosen for the dance; The King choses Anne Bullen

The trial of Buckingham

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The trial of Queen Katharine.-The Queen rises out of her chair, goes about the court, comes to the King, and kneels at his feet

The visit of the two cardinals to Queen Katharine to persuade her to consent to the divorce

The disgrace of Cardinal Wolsey.-Exit King, frowning upon Wolsey; the nobles throng after him, smiling and whispering

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The Famous History of the Life of King Henry the Eight first appeared in the folio of 1623, occupying twenty-eight pages in the division of Histories. Mr. Richard Grant White believes that it was written at Stratford in 1613, and was the poet's last work,

KING HENRY the Eighth.

CARDINAL WOLSEY.

CARDINAL CAMPEIUS.

CAPUCIUS, Ambassador from the Emperor Charles V.

CRANMER, Archbishop of Canterbury.

DUKE OF NORFOLK.

DUKE OF BUCKINGHAM.

DUKE OF SUFFOLK.

EARL OF SURREY.
Lord Chamberlain.

Lord Chancellor.

GARDINER, Bishop of Winchester.

Bishop of Lincoln.

LORD ABERGAVENNY.

LORD SANDS.

SIR HENRY GUILDFORD.

SIR THOMAS LOVELL.

SIR ANTHONY DENNY.

SIR NICHOLAS VAUX.
Secretaries to Wolsey.

CROMWELL, Servant to Wolsey.

GRIFFITH, Gentleman-usher to Queen Katharine.

Three Gentlemen.

DOCTOR BUTTS, Physician to the King.

Garter King-at-Arms.

Surveyor to the Duke of Buckingham.

BRANDON, and a Sergeant-at-Arms.

Door-keeper of the Council-chamber.
Page to Gardiner. A Crier.

Porter, and his Man.

QUEEN KATHARINE, wife to King Henry, afterwards divorced.

ANNE BULLEN, her Maid of Honour, afterwards Queen.

An old Lady, friend to Anne Bullen.

PATIENCE, woman to Queen Katharine.

Several Lords and Ladies in the Dumb Shows; Women attending upon the Queen; Scribes, Officers, Guards, and other Attendants.

Spirits.

SCENE: London; Westminster; Kimbolton.

THE FAMOUS HISTORY OF THE LIFE

OF

KING HENRY VIII.

THE PROLOGUE.

I come no more to make you laugh: things

now,

That bear a weighty and a serious brow,
Sad, high and working, full of state and

woe,

Such noble scenes as draw the eye to flow, We now present. Those that can pity, here May, if they think it well, let fall a tear; The subject will deserve it. Such as give Their money out of hope they may believe, May here find truth too. Those that come

to see

Only a show or two, and so agree

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