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Prince Henry, Son to the King.
Arthur, Duke of Bretagne, and Nephew to the King.
Faulconbridge, Baftard-Son to Richard the First. Robert Faulconbridge, Juppos'd Brother to the Baftard. James Gurney, Servant to the Lady Faulconbridge. Peter of Pomfret, a Prophet.
Philip, King of France.
Pandulpho, the Pope's Legate.
Melun, a French Lord.
Chatilion, Ambassador from France to King John.
Elinor, Queen-Mother of England.
Blanch, Daughter to Alphonfo King of Cattle, and Neice
to King John.
Lady Faulconbridge, Mother to the Bastard and Robert Faulconbridge.
Citizens of Angiers, Heralds, Executioners, Meffengers, Soldiers, and other Attendants.
The SCENE fometimes in England, and Sometimes in France.
The LIFE and DEATH of
King 70H N.
ACT I. SCENE 1.
The Court of ENGLAND.
Enter King John, Queen Elinor, Pembroke, Effex, and Salisbury, with Chatilion.
OW fay, Chatilion, what would France with us?
Chat. Thus, after greeting, fpeaks the
King of France,
In my behaviour to the Majesty,
The borrow'd Majefty of England here.
Eli. A ftrange beginning; borrow'd Majefty!
The troublefom Reign of King John was written in two parts by W. Shakespear and W. Rowley, and printed 1611. But the prefent Play is entirely different, and infinitely superior to it.