Person:Richard Neville (59)

Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick
b.22 Nov 1428 England
m. Abt Feb 1420-1421
  1. Joan Neville1423 - 1462
  2. Katherine Neville, Baroness Hastings1423 - 1504
  3. Cecily Neville1424 - 1450
  4. Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick1428 - 1471
  5. Lady Alice NevilleAbt 1430 - Aft 1503
  6. John Neville, 1st Marquess of Montagu1431 - 1471
  7. George Neville, Archbishop of YorkEst 1432 - 1476
  8. Eleanor Neville, Countess of DerbyAbt 1438 - Bef 1473
  9. Margaret Neville1444 - 1506
  • HRichard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick1428 - 1471
  • WAnne de BeauchampAbt 1428 - Bef 1492
m. 1434
  1. Isabella Neville1451 - 1476
  2. Anne Neville1456 - 1485
Facts and Events
Name Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick
Gender Male
Birth? 22 Nov 1428 EnglandHouse of Neville
Marriage 1434 to Anne de Beauchamp
Military? 28 Mar 1461 Ferrybridge, Yorkshire, England Combatant of Ferrybridge
Death? 14 Apr 1471 Barnet, Hertfordshire, England Combatant of Barnet
Reference Number? Q437571?

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Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick, 6th Earl of Salisbury, 8th & 5th Baron Montagu, 7th Baron Monthermer, (22 November 1428 – 14 April 1471), known as Warwick the Kingmaker, was an English nobleman, administrator, and military commander. The eldest 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, which led to his epithet of "Kingmaker".

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 Edmund Beaufort, 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.

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  3.   Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick, in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.