And force perforce I’ll make him yield the Crown (Act 1, scene 1)
Conspiracy and intrigue swirl around the court of King Henry VI. The Red and White Rose factions grow ever more quarrelsome. A plot is laid to murder the Lord Protector. The Duke of York foments a rebellion led by the headstrong Jack Cade, clearing the way for his own bid for the English Crown. The rift between the feuding factions reaches full bloom as the War of the Roses begins.