Warwick the Kingmaker

Warwick the Kingmaker

By: Michael Hicks (author)Paperback

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This book illuminates Warwicka s character and motivation, showing that he was an emotional, charming, and popular man with a strong sense of family loyalty. It is the first full study of this compelling figure within the context of political life in late medieval England.

About Author

Michael Hicks is Professor of Medieval History at King Alfreda s College, Winchester, and Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. He has published extensively on late medieval England and local history. His recent books include Bastard Feudalism (1995); Richard III (2000) and English Political Culture in the Fifteenth Century (2002).


Plates. Genealogical Tables. Preface. Abbreviations. Part I: The Legend of Warwick the Kingmaker:. Part II: The Formative Years:. 1. Pedigree and Patrimony. 2. Northern Roots. 3. Shaping the Future. Part III: Earl of Warwick:. 4. Warwick Inheritance Update. 5. Gathering the Spoils. 6. Effectively Earl. 7. The Warwick Traditions. Part IV: The Polarisation of Politics 1449--54: . 8. The Ascendancy of the Opposition. 9. The Royalist Reaction 1451--3. 10. Time for Decision. Part V: Partisan Politics 1454--56:. 11. Yorka s First Protectorate 1454--5. 12. The First Battle of St Albans 1455. 13. Yorka s Second Protectorate 1455--6. Part VI: Countdown to Civil War 1456--59:. 14. Towards Reconciliation. 15. Captain of Calais and Keeper of the Seas. 16. The Opportunity Missed. 17. Rout. Part VII: Fortunea s First Wheel 1459--61:. 18. Reculer pour mieux sauter. 19. Warwicka s Triumph. 20. The Idealogy of Reform. 21. From Abyss to Victory. Part VIII: The Rule of The Nevilles 1461--7:. 22. The First Family. 23. The Pacification of the North. 24. Changing Priorities. Part IX: Dropping the Pilot:. 25. Growing Apart. 26. Rising Tensions 1467--9. 27. Warwicka s Coup 1469. Part X: Fortunea s Second Wheel 1469--71:. 28. Warwicka s Second Coup 1470. 29. Warwick as Kingmaker. 30. From Triumph to Disaster 1470--1. Part XI: Terminus:. Select Bibliography. Index.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780631235934
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 368
  • ID: 9780631235934
  • weight: 564
  • ISBN10: 0631235930

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