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Henry VI, Part 2 Characters

The Earl of Warwick, of the Yorkist party, is Salisbury’s son and a supporter of the Duke of York. 

A great fighter, he is horrified and enraged when the counties he won by battle in France are handed back over without any form of compensation as part of King Henry’s marriage treaty. His temper often gets him into trouble, as he bursts out whatever thoughts he has without regard for his place. He is quick to accept York’s claim to the throne as valid. He is convinced that Gloucester was murdered when he sees the Duke’s corpse, and opportunistically rouses the commons to riot as a way of getting rid of Suffolk. Insulted by Clifford, he swears to kill him personally at Saint Albans, but recognizes York’s superior claim. His further adventures are chronicled in Henry VI, Part Three.

 

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