I hit the halfway point on book two before I nodded off last night. On vacation so I'll make serious progress today. Currently Henry VI is King and I'm enjoying her portrayal as much as I did of RII (wonder what she'll do with Edward IV?).
Some favorite quotes so far,
They were together again, the lion and his wild unruly cub. None would ever part them now.
I won't spoil specifically but this refers to old Hal and Hotsput
Well, I resent the fact that your father holds land that should be mine. I resent the fact that he hacked off my grandfather's head and kept it on London Bridge for ten years. And most of all I resent the fact that I was forced to marry you to get back what was already mine.
I should hate you but I don't. Being a Percy just doesn't seem a good enough reason. A man must be judged by what he is, not his blood, and I've enough of yours and you've enough of mine for me to be confused...But Beaufort blood. That's another thing.
King Henry he Sixth of England and Second of France blinked nervously as Lancaster Herald bawled out his long and mostly mythical list of titles...God be praised, Henry though, that he had forsaken silk hose for a seemly robe. Yesterday the sight of his uncle's bulging thighs had turned him sick with shame. Henry judged vanity of dress to be the worst of sins.
What I'm really finding fascinating is seeing how so many of the disputes from the Wars of the Roses go so far back as to the disputes from the deaths of Edward III and Richard II.