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Henry VI Part 2: The Fall of a Protector 

Following his father's early death and the loss of possessions in France young Henry VI comes to the throne, under the protection of the duke of Gloucester. He is unaware that there are ... See full summary »

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Edgar Wreford ... Duke of Suffolk
Terry Scully ... King Henry VI
... Margaret, Queen to King Henry
... Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester
... Cardinal Beaufort. Bishop of Winchester
Gordon Gostelow ... Earl of Salisbury
... Earl of Warwick
Jack May ... Richard, Duke of York
Kenneth Farrington ... Duke of Buckingham
... Duke of Somerset
Nancie Jackson ... Eleanor, Duchess of Gloucester
John Greenwood ... Messenger / Prentice
Patrick Garland ... John Hume, a Priest
David Andrews ... Petitioner
... Petitioner / Neighbour
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Following his father's early death and the loss of possessions in France young Henry VI comes to the throne, under the protection of the duke of Gloucester. He is unaware that there are other claimants to the throne, Plantagent of York and Somerset of Lancaster, whose factions will ultimately cause the Wars of the Roses. Ignorant of the schisms Henry tries to unite them in the Hundred Years War, capturing Joan of Arc, before he marries Margaret of Anjou to unite England and France, but there is no dowry, angering the court. Margaret finds the pious Henry a dull husband and embarks upon an affair with Somerset as well as crossing Gloucester's wife Eleanor. When Gloucester is arrested for alleged treason because of Eleanor Henry is too feeble to prevent his death or the country slipping into civil war.

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8 September 1960 (UK)  »

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