Warwick the Kingmaker: Politics, Power and Fame during the War of the Roses

Overview

Warwick the Kingmaker was a fifteenth-century celebrity; a military hero, self-publicist and populist. For twelve years he was the arbiter of English politics, not hesitating to set up and put down kings. In the dominant strand of recent English historical writing, Warwick is condemned as a man who hindered the development of the modern state; in earlier centuries he was admired as an exemplar of true nobility who defied the centralising tendencies of the crown. A. J. Pollard offers a fresh assessment, to which ...

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Overview

Warwick the Kingmaker was a fifteenth-century celebrity; a military hero, self-publicist and populist. For twelve years he was the arbiter of English politics, not hesitating to set up and put down kings. In the dominant strand of recent English historical writing, Warwick is condemned as a man who hindered the development of the modern state; in earlier centuries he was admired as an exemplar of true nobility who defied the centralising tendencies of the crown. A. J. Pollard offers a fresh assessment, to which neither approach is entirely appropriate, of the man whose nickname has become synonymous with power broking.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781847251824
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 12/28/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 6.78 (w) x 9.49 (h) x 1.05 (d)

Meet the Author

Professor A. J.Pollard is a University Fellow of the University of Teesside. His research focuses on the economic, social and political history of fifteenth-century England. His many books include Fifteenth-Century England, Richard III and the Princes in the Tower, The Wars of the Roses and Robin Hood.

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Table of Contents

Preface List of illustrations Abbreviations Introduction Part One: Politics Chapter 1: Premier Earl, 1428-55
Chapter 2: York's Lieutenant, 1455-60
Chapter 3: England's Caesar, 1460-65
Chapter 4: The Third King, 1465-71
Part Two: Power

Chapter 5: Estates and Finances Chapter 6: Lordship and Loyalty: East Anglia and the West Midlands Chapter 7: Lordship and Loyalty: the north Chapter 8: Calais and the Keeping of the Seas Part Three: Fame Chapter 9: The Idol of the Multitude Chapter 10: The Flower of Chivalry Conclusion Appendices Bibliography

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