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Anne Neville

Anne Neville  

(1456–85),queen of Richard III. Anne was a pawn in the ferocious political game of the later 15th cent. She was the second daughter of Richard Neville, earl of Warwick (‘the Kingmaker’). In 1470 Anne ...
battle of Tewkesbury

battle of Tewkesbury  

1471.The last and one of the bloodiest battles of the Wars of the Roses. Queen Margaret, still defending the claims of her husband Henry VI, landed at Weymouth the same day that Edward IV defeated ...
Earl of Warwick, Richard Neville

Earl of Warwick, Richard Neville  

(1428–71),known as ‘the Kingmaker’. Warwick was the mightiest of overmighty subjects, who was instrumental in putting Edward IV on the throne in 1461, deposing him in 1470, and restoring Henry VI. ...
Edward IV

Edward IV  

(1442–83),king of England (1461–70, 1471–83). The tall and handsome ‘Rose of Rouen’, born in that city, the eldest son of Richard, duke of York, gained the throne of England in March 1461 when he was ...
House of Lancaster

House of Lancaster  

The English royal house descended from John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, that ruled England from 1399 (Henry IV) until 1461 (the deposition of Henry VI) and again on Henry's brief restoration in ...
2nd duke of Exeter, Henry Holand

2nd duke of Exeter, Henry Holand  

(1430–75).As a minor, Holand was the ward of Richard of York and married to his daughter. Thomas Percy, Lord Egremont, enveigled him into the feud against the Nevilles in ...
2nd duke of Norfolk, Thomas Howard

2nd duke of Norfolk, Thomas Howard  

(1443–1524).Norfolk had a remarkable political and military career at the highest level, despite a bad start. His father was a prominent Yorkist, who fought at Towton, was created duke ...
Richard III

Richard III  

(1452–85),king of England (1483–5). Richard is one of England's most controversial figures, immortalized as evil personified by Shakespeare, sanctified by a society dedicated to clearing his name. ...
1st earl of Northumberland, John Neville

1st earl of Northumberland, John Neville  

(c. 1431–71).The third son of Richard Neville, earl of Salisbury, John fought alongside his father at Blore Heath and was attainted in 1459, but was restored, created Baron Montagu, and appointed ...
Wars of the Roses

Wars of the Roses  

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(1455–85)A protracted struggle for the throne of England, lasting for 30 years of sporadic fighting. These civil wars grew out of the bitter rivalry between two aspirants to the throne – Edmund ...

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