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I. i. 67. Ah! know you not the city favours them. London seems to have sympathized with the Yorkists during the entire struggle, though the citizens took no great part in the fighting. Holinshed says, in regard to the Queen's hostility to the Duke of York: 'She could attempt nothing against him neere to London, because the duke was in more estimation there than either the king hir husband, or hir selfe.' At the close of 2 Henry VI (V. ii. 81) Margaret professes to believe the reverse: 'We shall to London get, where you are lov'd.'

I. i. 79. Thy father was a traitor to the crown. The Earl of Cambridge was beheaded at Southampton in 1415 for plotting against the life of Henry V. See King Henry V, II. ii.

I. i. 88. And that the Lord of Westmoreland shall maintain. Ralph, second Earl of Westmoreland, representative of the older branch of the Nevil family, which sided with the Lancastrians. His wife was a daughter of Hotspur, and he a half-first-cousin of Warwick.

I. i. 105. Thy father was, as thou art, Duke of York. Not strictly true, for York inherited the dukedom from his uncle, the elder brother of the Earl of Cambridge. See note on line 79 above.

I. i. 155, 156. 'tis not thy southern power, Of Essex, Norfolk, Suffolk, nor of Kent. Northumberland speaks as a Percy of the north. Warwick was strong in the counties mentioned, but his power was great also in the north, the Nevil domains being largely in Yorkshire and Durham.

I. i. 209. And I unto the sea from whence I came. The True Tragedy also assigns this speech to Montague, who, however, in the next scene is found at York's castle. The words do not fit the historical Montague. See note on line 239.

I. i. 226. Father, you cannot disinherit me. The