List of Shakespearean Characters (L–Z) - Y

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  • York:
    • Archbishop of York:
      • The Archbishop of York (1) (hist) is one of the rebel leaders in Henry IV, Part 1 and Henry IV, Part 2.
      • The Archbishop of York (2) (hist) assists Queen Elizabeth and the little Duke of York to obtain sanctuary in Richard III.
    • Duchess of York:
      • The Duchess of York (1) (unnamed) character in Richard II, a composite of Isabella of Castile, Duchess of York, died 1392, the mother of Aumerle, and Joan Holland, who bore no children
      • The Duchess of York (2) (hist) is the wife of Richard, Duke of York (1) in Henry VI, Part 3. She outlives him to mourn the death of two of their sons in Richard III.
    • Duke of York:
      • The Duke of York (1) (hist) is the uncle of both Richard and Bolingbroke, and the father of Aumerle, in Richard II.
      • The Duke of York (2) (hist) is a minor character, the leader of the "v award" in Henry V. (TRIVIA: Historically this character is the same person as Aumerle.)
      • Richard, Duke of York (1) (hist) is a central character in Henry VI, Part 1, Henry VI, Part 2, and Henry VI, Part 3. He is the Yorkist claimant to the throne of England, in opposition to Henry VI, and he is eventually killed on the orders of Queen Margaret.
      • Richard, Duke of York (2) (hist) is the younger of the two princes in the tower, murdered on the orders of Richard in Richard III.
    • The Mayor of York (hist) reluctantly supports the Yorkists in Henry VI, Part 3.
    • Prince Edward of York later King Edward V (hist) is the eldest son of Edward IV and Queen Elizabeth. He appears in Henry VI, Part 3, and is the elder of the two princes in the tower in Richard III.
    • See also Edmund Mortimer, Aumerle, Queen Elizabeth and Lady Anne, all of whom are "of the House of York" directly or through marriage.
  • Young:
    • Young Cato is a soldier of Brutus' and Cassius' party, in Julius Caesar.
    • Young Lucius, son of Lucius in Titus Andronicus, and usually cast as a child, plays a part in exposing his aunt's rapists.
    • Young Seyward is the son of the Earl of Northumberland in Macbeth.
    • For Young Martius in Coriolanus, see Boy.
    • See also Clifford.

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