Warwick the Kingmaker
January 1991, Wiley-Blackwell
Part I: The Legend of Warwick the Kingmaker.
Part II: The Formative Years.
Part III: Earl of Warwick.
Part IV: The Polarisation of Politics 1449-54.
Part V: Partisan Politics 1454-56.
Part VI: Countdown to Civil War 1456-59.
Part VII: Fortune's First Wheel 1459-61.
Part VIII: The Rule of The Nevilles 1461-7.
Part IX: Dropping the Pilot.
Part X: Fortune's Second Wheel 1469-71.
Part XI: Terminus.
- Now in paperback, a history of one of the most controversial personalities of fifteenth-century England, Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick.
- The first full study of this powerful and compelling figure within the context of political life of late medieval England.
- Sets Warwick's life and career in the wider context of C15 English politics, providing a reassessment of key political events of the period
- Sheds new light on Warwick's personal motivation, his abilities as a military leader, and his manipulation of public opinion.
"Hicks' book will be the standard work on Warwick." History
"A rewarding essay ... founded on comprehensive research and a profound knowledge of the era which none today can match." History Today
"There is a great deal to admire in this book. It is shrewd and knowledgeable in its judgments, based on a tremendous amount of research, and has a lot of new and interesting things to say about the politics of mid-fifteenth century England." The Medieval Review
"Hicks has made another considerable contribution to our understanding of fifteenth-century England, and this book is sure to be widely read and vigorously discussed." American Historical Review