The Rise of Queen Margaret - Stuff That Happens in the Play

Long live Queen Margaret, England's happiness.

STUFF THAT HAPPENS BEFORE THE PLAY:

  • Shakespeare's Joan of Arc (Henry VI, Part 1)
  • The rival families of York and Lancaster chose to wear red and white roses to proclaim their different loyalties.
  • The English defeat the French and burn Joan of Arc at the stake for witchcraft. 
STUFF THAT HAPPENS IN THE PLAY:
  • Henry VI marries the French noble Margaret of Anjou, whom eventually conspires with Suffolk to influence the King and plot against the Protector of the Crown, Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester. 
  • Gloucester's wife, Eleanor, wants to influence the king and eventually participates in witchcraft. 
  • The Duke of York reveals his claim to the throne and gains support from Salisbury and Warwick
  • The Earl of Suffolk is banished for the assassination of Gloucester; pirates kill him as soon as he leaves England. 
  • Henry sends York to the wars in Ireland. 
  • York stages a rebellion through Jack Cade, who rouses the rabble for the task and declares himself the Mayor of London. 
  • Politicking, assassination, promises of revenge, and the rise of Richard III ensue. 

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