Sir Richard "The King Maker" Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick

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Sir Richard "The King Maker" Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick

Also Known As: "Warwick the Kingmaker"
Birthdate: (42)
Birthplace: Salisbury, Wiltshire, England
Death: Died in Barnet, Hertfordshire, England
Cause of death: Killed in Battle
Place of Burial: Bisham Priory , Bisham, Berkshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Richard Neville, 5th Earl of Salisbury and Alice Montagu (Montacute), 5th Countess of Salisbury
Husband of Anne de Beauchamp, Countess of Warwick
Father of Isabella Neville, Duchess of Clarence and Anne Neville, Queen consort of England
Brother of Cecily Neville, Duchess of Warwick; Countess of Worcester; Alice Fitzhugh; Sir John de Neville, Earl of Northumberland; George Neville, Archbishop of York; Joan Neville, Countess of Arundel and 6 others

Occupation: 16th Earl of Warkwick, 16th Earl of Warwick KG
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About Sir Richard "The King Maker" Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick

"Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick KG (22 November 1428 – 14 April 1471), known as Warwick the Kingmaker, was an English nobleman, administrator, and military commander. The son of Richard Neville, 5th Earl of Salisbury, Warwick was the wealthiest and most powerful English peer of his age, with political connections that went beyond the country's borders. One of the Yorkist leaders in the Wars of the Roses, he was instrumental in the deposition of two kings, a fact which later earned him his epithet of "Kingmaker" to later generations.

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http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=62624506

http://www.geneall.net/U/per_page.php?id=1865

http://www.luminarium.org/encyclopedia/warwick.htm

http://our-royal-titled-noble-and-commoner-ancestors.com/p911.htm#i27375

http://thepeerage.com/p10164.htm

Baronia anglica concentrata: or, A concentrated account of all the baronies commonly called baronies in fee; deriving their origin from writ of summons, and not from any specific limited creation, whereto is added The proofs of parliamentary sitting, from the reign of Edw. I to that of Queen Anne; also A glossary of dormants English, Scotch, and Irish peerage titles (1844)

Pedigrees recorded at the heralds' visitations of the counties of Cumberland and Westmorland : made by Richard St. George, Norry, king of arms in 1615, and by William Dugdale, Norry, king of arms in 1666 ([1891?)]


Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick KG (22 November 1428 – 14 April 1471), known as Warwick the Kingmaker, was an English nobleman, administrator, and military commander. The son of Richard Neville, 5th Earl of Salisbury, Warwick was the wealthiest and most powerful English peer of his age, with political connections that went beyond the country's borders. One of the leaders in the Wars of the Roses, originally on the Yorkist side but later switching to the Lancastrian side, he was instrumental in the deposition of two kings, a fact which later earned him his epithet of "Kingmaker" to later generations.

Through fortunes of marriage and inheritance, Warwick emerged in the 1450s at the centre of English politics. Originally he was a supporter of King Henry VI; however, a territorial dispute with the Duke of Somerset led him to collaborate with Richard, Duke of York, in opposing the king. From this conflict he gained the strategically valuable post of Captain of Calais, a position that benefited him greatly in the years to come. The political conflict later turned into full-scale rebellion, where in battle York was slain, as was Warwick's father Salisbury. York's son, however, later triumphed with Warwick's assistance, and was crowned King Edward IV. Edward initially ruled with Warwick's support, but the two later fell out over foreign policy and the king's choice of Elizabeth Woodville as his wife. After a failed plot to crown Edward's brother, George, Duke of Clarence, Warwick instead restored Henry VI to the throne. The triumph was short-lived however: on 14 April 1471 Warwick was defeated by Edward at the Battle of Barnet, and killed.

Warwick had no sons. The elder of his two daughters, Isabel, married George, Duke of Clarence. His younger daughter Anne had a short-lived marriage to King Henry's son Edward of Westminster, who died in battle at the age of 17. She then married King Edward's younger brother Richard, Duke of Gloucester, who later became King Richard III.

Warwick's historical legacy has been a matter of much dispute. Historical opinion has alternated between seeing him as self-centred and rash, and regarding him as a victim of the whims of an ungrateful king. It is generally agreed, however, that in his own time he enjoyed great popularity in all layers of society, and that he was skilled at appealing to popular sentiments for political support.[2]

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Sir Richard "The King Maker" Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick's Timeline

1428
November 22, 1428
Salisbury, Wiltshire, England
1451
September 5, 1451
Age 22
Warwick Castle, Warwick, England
1456
June 11, 1456
Age 27
Warwick Castle, Warwickshire, England
1471
April 14, 1471
Age 42
Barnet, Hertfordshire, England
1934
June 9, 1934
Age 42
June 9, 1934
Age 42
June 9, 1934
Age 42
1940
January 25, 1940
Age 42
January 25, 1940
Age 42