Henry VI is now on the throne but the conflict with France continues.
He is unable to control his bickering nobles and his new wife, Margaret of Anjou. And as if these problems weren't enough, the queen is secretly plotting against Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester, with her lover, the Duke of Suffolk. He, in turn, is plotting behind her back to get the throne for himself.
This historical drama centers on the Plantagenet, Lancaster and York dynasties of England and France. The power struggles fuel insurrections and conflict.
”Henry VI, Part 2” is the second of four history plays (the others being ”Henry VI, Part 1,” ”Henry VI, Part 3” and ”Richard III”) known collectively as the ”first tetralogy.”
William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was an English playwright, poet and actor. Considered the greatest dramatist of all time, he is widely regarded as the most influential English language writer. Shakespeare’s plays focus on the range of human emotion and conflict, and have been translated into more than 100 languages. Many including ”Hamlet” ”Macbeth” and ”Romeo and Juliet” have been adapted for stage and screen.