He is the Lord Protector of the young Henry VI. As such, it is his task to "proclaim young Henry king" (I.i.169), which he does in IV.i. He wrangles constantly with the king's uncle, the bishop (later cardinal) of Winchester. In I.i, he accuses the bishop of Winchester of using his religious office for political ends. In I.iii, he visits the Tower of London to check on the munitions and armaments that the young king will need for the wars in France, but is stopped from entering on orders from Winchester (who may have been taking weapons for his own use or profit). In III.i he takes his...
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