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Warwick the Kingmaker

Warwick the Kingmaker During the Wars of the Roses Richard Neville Earl of Warwick exercised than regal power His death in battle with a king he put in power and then tried to overthrow marked the end of an important

  • Title: Warwick the Kingmaker
  • Author: Paul Murray Kendall
  • ISBN: 9781842125755
  • Page: 127
  • Format: Paperback
  • During the Wars of the Roses, Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick, exercised than regal power His death, in battle with a king he put in power and then tried to overthrow, marked the end of an important era in English history.

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    1 thought on “Warwick the Kingmaker

    1. Excellent book. Some conjecture here and there, so it's not the definitive biography. But oh, what a man. And what a life. If you want an informative biography about English-French-Burgundian politics during the War of the Roses, and a fantastic look at Richard Neville, earl of Warwick, by all means give it a read. He's a legend with ruthless, consuming ambition that deserves to be known.

    2. Kendall delivers another of his quite excellent character portraits of the Wars of the Roses. This was a fairly even-handed treatment of a very colorful character, and therefore more in line with the author's biography of Louis XI than his decidedly partisan coloring of Richard III (not that I minded that book, belonging to the same partisan camp). As always, the little snippets and episodes of daily life put this book head-and-shoulders above usual biographies of the period which tend to be fai [...]

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