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Monarchs and Plays

Unfortunately, Shakespeare didn't write the plays in the order of kings' reigns. Nor did the names of the kings follow a reasonable pattern. Especially during the period of unrest known as the "war of the roses," the relationships between the various claimants to the throne were complex. Here is a simplified family tree.

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This page last updated on 28 August 2006. © Michael Best, 2002.