Read the full text of Henry VI Part 3 Act 2 Scene 2 with a side-by-side translation HERE.
Margaret, Clifford, Northumberland, and Prince Edward all arrive at York (as in the town) and greet Henry.
Margaret tells Henry to look at the head of the severed guy who tried to steal his throne.
Henry's not amused. He tells Margaret to let it go and stop seeking revenge.
Clifford asks Henry to think of his own son. Prince Edward deserves the crown, so he shouldn't steal it from him. York wanted to steal it, so he was punished.
Clifford delivers some words about the importance of families.
Henry isn't convinced. Sons don't always like it when their dads to leave them stuff. It doesn't always work out well; Henry himself doesn't seem so thrilled that his father left him the crown.
Then Margaret tries to cheer Henry up by telling him to knight Prince Edward. Henry does, and it gets everyone thinking about how Prince Edward is now a true prince. (We'll call this Edward "Prince Edward" now to distinguish him from York's son Edward, the new Duke of York.)
A messenger arrives with news that Warwick and the Duke of York (that would be York's son Edward now) are marching toward them, ready for battle.
Looks like the family celebration is over.
Clifford tells the king to get lost, because Margaret is much better off without him around. Margaret agrees.
Henry, however, doesn't budge: he wants a part of this and decides to stay.
The York crew (Edward, Warwick, Richard, George, Norfolk, and Montague) enter, all fired up.
Edward tells Henry that he better put his crown on his (Edward's) head or else.
What a joke, Margaret says. This is the king of England right here—Henry.
There's a lot of arguing and name-calling. Each side believes they are the true heirs to the throne.
Finally, Henry tries to put an end to it and asks people to hear him speak. Margaret just scolds him. Out with it or be quiet, she says.
Meanwhile, Clifford and Richard are going at it over where their "manhood" lies (no, really); Edward and Warwick tell Henry he'll have blood on his head if the crown is not theirs; and Prince Edward stands up for his father. It's all happening so quickly that the insults and burns are hard to keep track of.
Then, Edward delivers a stinger: he says that Henry married a "beggar" (Margaret) and they all pitied him for it. Plus, she's so power hungry that it's just sad.
Yep. It just got real.
Edward won't put up with it any longer: he wants to talk things over with the king, but since Margaret refuses to let the king speak, he has no other choice. To the battlefield—they'll fight for the crown.
Margaret tells Edward to stay, but he flat-out denies her. Ten thousand people will die because of her words, he claims as he departs.