The Henry VI plays of Shakespeare are among his earliest and first of his English history cycle. In them occur a profusion of topographical references which add an imaginative geographical dimension to the panorama of English history: the power struggle between the contending factions of Lancaster and York, the battles with France in the Hundred Years' War, and the internal upheaval of the Cade revolt.
Litt, Dorothy E.
"Place-Names in Shakespeare's Grand Design for the Henry VI Plays,"
Literary Onomastics Studies: Vol. 14
, Article 8.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.brockport.edu/los/vol14/iss1/8