The Duke of Exeter, first of the Lancastrian and then of the Yorkist party, is at first a strong supporter of King Henry, but has to admit that the Duke of York’s claim to the throne is unanswerable.
He remains one of Henry’s soldiers after York breaks his oath, and guards his King when Edward returns to take back the crown. He is more concerned by Edward’s persuasive powers than by his military worth. He is captured with King Henry and not heard of again. Exeter is intimidated by Queen Margaret.