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King Henry the Eighth.
Cardinal Wolsey. Cardinal Campeius.
Cranmer, archbishop of Canterbury.
Bishop of Lincoln. Lord Abergavenny. Lord
Sir Henry Guildford. Sir Thomas Lovell.
Cromwell, servant to Wolsey.
Griffith, gentleman-usher to queen Katharine.
Doctor Butts, physician to the king.
Garter, king at arms.
Surveyor to the duke of Buckingham.
Brandon, and a Serjeunt at arms.
Door-keeper of the council-chamber. Porter, and his Man.
Page to Gardiner. A Crier.
Queen Katharine, wife to king Henry, afterwards divorced.
Anne Bullen, her maid of honour; afterwards
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; Spirits, which appear to her; Scribes, Officers, Guards, and other Attendants.
Scene, chiefly in London and Westminster; once, at Kimbolton.
I COME no more to make you laugh; things now,
Sad, high, and working, full of state and woe;
The play may pass; if they be still, and willing,
Richly in two short hours. Only they,
Our own brains, and the opinion that we bring
Therefore, for goodness' sake, and as you are known
As they were living; think, you see them great,
KING HENRY VIII.
SCENE I. London. An antechamber in the Palace.
Enter the Duke of Norfolk, at one door; at the other, the Duke of Buckingham, and the Lord Abergavenny.
GOOD-morrow, and well met. How have you
Stay'd me a prisoner in my chamber, when
'Twixt Guynes and Arde:
I was then present, saw them salute on horseback; Beheld them, when they lighted, how they clung
Henry VIII. and Francis I. king of France.