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

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Bloomsbury, Dec 1, 2007 - History - 258 pages

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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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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