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KING Henry the Eighth.
Cardinal Wolfey, his first Minifter and Favourite.
Duke of Norfolk.
Duke of Buckingham.
Cardinal Campeius, the Pope's Legat.
Capucius, Ambafador from the Emperor Charles the Fifth. Sir Thomas Audleie, Lord Keeper after Sir Tho. More; and then Lord Chancellor.
Gardiner, Bishop of Winchester.
Sir Henry Guildford,
Sir William Sands.
Cromwell, first Servant to Wolfey, afterwards to the King. Griffith, Gentleman-Ufber to Queen Catharine
Queen Catharine, firft Wife to King Henry, afterwards divorced.
Anne Bullen, beloved by the King, and afterwards married to him.
An old Lady, Friend to Anne Bullen.
Patience, Woman of the Bedchamber to Queen Catharine.
Several Lords and Ladies in the Dumb Shews. Women attending upon the Queen; Spirits, which appear to her. Scribes, Officers, Guards, and other Attendants.
The SCENE lies moftly in London and Westminster ; once at Kimbolton.
Come no more to make you laugh ; things now,
The Play may pass) if they be still and willing,
As they were living: think, you see them great,
or to Jee a Fellow
In a long motly Coat,] Alluding to the Fools and Buffooms, introduc'd for the Generality in the Plays a little before our Author's Time: and of whom he has left us a small Taste in his own.
Think ye fee
The very Perfons of our noble Story,] Why the Rhyme fhould have been interrupted here, when it was fo eafily to be fupplied, I cannot conceive. It can only be accounted for from the Negligence of the Prefs, or the Tranfcribers: and therefore I have made no Scruple to replace it.