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. 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. 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