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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Biography of the War of the Rose's central figure
A Warwick! A Warwick! Mr. Hicks work should be applauded. While the beginning of the book is very academic, in verse and research, it attempts look at Richard Neville, 16th Earl Warwick and Kingmaker, as a whole person. Hicks looks back on both primary and some secondary sources, makes some assumptions, buts overall lets the reader decide on Warwick's character...
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I must admit it's a while since I read this but I struggled with it. It came over as a long list of Warwick's lands, honours, charters, etc, but I don't recall seeing the larger-than-life, charismatic history changing man he must have been emerge from the pages. Many men at various times supported him, fought for him and died for him, no matter which side he was on at the...
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20 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Biography of the War of the Rose's central figure, 4 Jan 1999
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This review is from: Warwick the Kingmaker (Hardcover)
A Warwick! A Warwick! Mr. Hicks work should be applauded. While the beginning of the book is very academic, in verse and research, it attempts look at Richard Neville, 16th Earl Warwick and Kingmaker, as a whole person. Hicks looks back on both primary and some secondary sources, makes some assumptions, buts overall lets the reader decide on Warwick's character. He notes the mixed temperament of 15th Century English - some hated Warwick, many more loved him. As a self proclaimed scholar of Neville, I have to highly recommend this work - along with four other titles entitled "Warwick" or "Kingmaker", all of which are out of print.
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5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Warwick reduced, 11 Mar 2011
This review is from: Warwick the Kingmaker (Paperback)
I must admit it's a while since I read this but I struggled with it. It came over as a long list of Warwick's lands, honours, charters, etc, but I don't recall seeing the larger-than-life, charismatic history changing man he must have been emerge from the pages. Many men at various times supported him, fought for him and died for him, no matter which side he was on at the time and I would have liked a glimpse of why that was (or may have been) among the litany of charters he signed and letters he wrote to the King of France.
Two stars for exhaustive research but nothing for bringing a fascinating man to life.
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