Want to know where Henry VI Part 1 is set? Read on for all the details, and see each Henry VI Part 1 setting on the map below.
Shakespeare’s Henry VI Part 1 is set during the reign of England and France’s King Henry VI (1431 – 1435). As in all Shakespeare’s plays about English kings, this play is set in a mix of palaces and battlefields. The action of Henry VI moves backward and forwards between England and France. In England, the scenes are in London and the French scenes take in Orleans, Auvergne, Rouen, Paris, and Bordeaux.
The map below shows all the locations Shakespeare used for Henry VI Part 1. You can zoom in on the map for a more detailed view of an area, and click the icons on the map for more information. Text in the more info box are the specific locations Shakespeare references in his Henry VI Part 1 text.