Readers may find Tree's Henry VIII and His Court a useful guide to the personages in this play.
is great care. I stood i' the level
Of a full-charg'd confederacy, and give thanks
To you that chok'd it. Let be call'd before us
That gentleman of Buckingham's; in person
I'll hear his confessions justify;
And point by point the treasons of his master
He shall again relate.
[A noise within, crying "Room for the Queen!" Enter Queen
Katherine, ushered by the Duke of Norfolk, and the Duke of
Suffolk; she kneels. The King riseth from his state, takes her up, kisses and placeth her by him.]
Nay, we must longer kneel; I am a suitor.
Arise, and take place by us. Half your suit
Never name to us, you have half our power;
The other moiety, ere you ask, is given.
Repeat your will and take it.
Thank your Majesty.
That you would love yourself, and in that love
Not unconsidered leave your honour, nor
The dignity of your office, is the poi