Our homepage image may say 'tragedy' instead of 'comedy' to viewers, but The Three Ladies of London is not undiluted comedy, and at the end all three ladies are struck down. The fall of Love happens early in the play; the fall of Conscience is a key turning-point mid-play. Lucre has always been fallen. The image tells viewers that happy endings may belong to comedies, but this play is edged with bleak satire, as many of the contextual essays point out. So, for that matter, is Henry the Sixth, Part 1: the fall of Joan of Arc (La Pucelle) is not comic, although the English laugh, and the fall of France does not go unrevenged in subsequent plays about Henry VI, the fall of the Plantagenets, and the rise of the Tudor monarchs.