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* MeaningfulName: The rebel Jack Cade is killed, restoring peace, in a garden by a bloke called Alexander Eden.
** Actually Alexander Iden, which was the name of the real man who killed Jack Cade.


* HandicappedBadass: Richard Gloucester's pretty good in battle, in spite of his crooked back, gimp arm, and short leg.
** Let's not even talk about the fact that historically, he would only have been 2 1/2 years old at the time of the Battle of St. Albans... Look at that toddler swing that battleaxe!

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* HandicappedBadass: Richard Gloucester's pretty good in battle, in spite of his crooked back, gimp arm, and short leg.
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leg. Let's not even talk about the fact that historically, he would only have been 2 1/2 years old at the time of the Battle of St. Albans... Look at that toddler swing that battleaxe!


Meanwhile, the Duke of York stakes his claim to the throne (which is at least as good as Henry's), and the Dukes of Salisbury and Warwick pledge their support. York is given the command of a Royal Army to suppress a rebellion in Ireland, but before he embarks, he arranges a rebellion against the crown by a former officer of his, Jack Cade. (This is the context of Dick the Butcher's immortal line, "The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers!") Cade claims to be descended from the same line as York -- this will test the public's reaction to the claim, and also provide York with an excuse to return to England at the head of an army.

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Meanwhile, the Duke of York stakes his claim to the throne (which is at least as good as Henry's), and the Dukes Duke of Salisbury and The Earl of Warwick pledge their support. York is given the command of a Royal Army to suppress a rebellion in Ireland, but before he embarks, he arranges a rebellion against the crown by a former officer of his, Jack Cade. (This is the context of Dick the Butcher's immortal line, "The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers!") Cade claims to be descended from the same line as York -- this will test the public's reaction to the claim, and also provide York with an excuse to return to England at the head of an army.


A history play by Creator/WilliamShakespeare, ''Henry VI Part 2'' is the second of three plays describing the end of UsefulNotes/TheHundredYearsWar and the outbreak of the UsefulNotes/WarsOfTheRoses. In this installment, King HenryVI meets his manipulative wife Margaret; the trusted Duke of Gloucester is assassinated; the people stage a rebellion; and Richard, Duke of York, plots to take control of the throne. The other plays in the series are ''Theatre/HenryVIPart1'' and ''Theatre/HenryVIPart3''.

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A history play by Creator/WilliamShakespeare, ''Henry VI Part 2'' is the second of three plays describing the end of UsefulNotes/TheHundredYearsWar and the outbreak of the UsefulNotes/WarsOfTheRoses. In this installment, King HenryVI Theatre/HenryVI meets his manipulative wife Margaret; the trusted Duke of Gloucester is assassinated; the people stage a rebellion; and Richard, Duke of York, plots to take control of the throne. The other plays in the series are ''Theatre/HenryVIPart1'' and ''Theatre/HenryVIPart3''.


A history play by Creator/WilliamShakespeare, ''Henry VI Part 2'' is the second of three plays describing the end of UsefulNotes/TheHundredYearsWar and the outbreak of the UsefulNotes/WarsOfTheRoses. In this installment, King HenryVI meets his manipulative wife Margaret; the trusted Duke of Gloucester is assassinated; the people stage a rebellion; and Richard, Duke of York, plots to take control of the throne. The other plays in the series are ''HenryVIPart1'' and ''HenryVIPart3''.

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A history play by Creator/WilliamShakespeare, ''Henry VI Part 2'' is the second of three plays describing the end of UsefulNotes/TheHundredYearsWar and the outbreak of the UsefulNotes/WarsOfTheRoses. In this installment, King HenryVI meets his manipulative wife Margaret; the trusted Duke of Gloucester is assassinated; the people stage a rebellion; and Richard, Duke of York, plots to take control of the throne. The other plays in the series are ''HenryVIPart1'' ''Theatre/HenryVIPart1'' and ''HenryVIPart3''.
''Theatre/HenryVIPart3''.


A history play by Creator/WilliamShakespeare, ''Henry VI Part 2'' is the second of three plays describing the end of the HundredYearsWar and the outbreak of the UsefulNotes/WarsOfTheRoses. In this installment, King HenryVI meets his manipulative wife Margaret; the trusted Duke of Gloucester is assassinated; the people stage a rebellion; and Richard, Duke of York, plots to take control of the throne. The other plays in the series are ''HenryVIPart1'' and ''HenryVIPart3''.

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A history play by Creator/WilliamShakespeare, ''Henry VI Part 2'' is the second of three plays describing the end of the HundredYearsWar UsefulNotes/TheHundredYearsWar and the outbreak of the UsefulNotes/WarsOfTheRoses. In this installment, King HenryVI meets his manipulative wife Margaret; the trusted Duke of Gloucester is assassinated; the people stage a rebellion; and Richard, Duke of York, plots to take control of the throne. The other plays in the series are ''HenryVIPart1'' and ''HenryVIPart3''.

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* PersecutedIntellectuals: Dick TheButcher's line "The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers" can be interpreted as a standard EvilLawyerJoke; however, the [[http://www.nytimes.com/1990/06/17/nyregion/l-kill-the-lawyers-a-line-misinterpreted-599990.html implication]] is that without lawyers, there would be nobody who knows any law to get in the way of Jack Cade's autocratic rule.


* ProphecyTwist: All three prophecies by Margaret Jourdain's evil spirit are twisted.

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* ProphecyTwist: All three prophecies by Margaret Jourdain's evil spirit are twisted.spirit.

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* ProphecyTwist: All three prophecies by Margaret Jourdain's evil spirit are twisted.

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**Let's not even talk about the fact that historically, he would only have been 2 1/2 years old at the time of the Battle of St. Albans... Look at that toddler swing that battleaxe!

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** Actually Alexander Iden, which was the name of the real man who killed Jack Cade.

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* HistoricalVillainUpgrade: Jack Cade. He was not this much of a buffoon and manipulator, or deceiver (he did take the Mortimer name, but only to express solidarity). If anybody deserved vilification, it was Lord Say.

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