At the close of Henry VI Part 3, the Yorkist monarchy is secure and Edward of York, now Edward IV of England, feels strong enough to dispatch his old antagonist Margaret of Anjou to France:
Away with her, and waft her hence to France.
And now what rests but that we spend the time
With stately triumphs, mirthful comic shows
Such as befits the pleasure of the court?
KeywordsPublic Theatre Divine Love Bitrary Period Festive Occasion Romantic Comedy
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© Patrick Swinden 1973