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Shakespearean Aim of Writing History plays
Shakespeare wrote tragedies of great height and earned stately position in the field of literature. John Dryden called him the Homer or the father of the poets. He wrote ten historical tragedies, pertaining to the history of England. They are Richard III, Three parts of Henry VI, Richard II, The two parts of Henry IV, King John, Henry V and Henry VIII. All are great legacy for the English. He borrowed the historical frame work of all his history plays from the Chronicle of Holinshed, keeping in view the different chief aims.