The Kingmaker’s Anger

Iā€™m working on a biography of Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick ā€“ the man best introduced as The Kingmaker. I have written on the Wars of the Roses, on Richard, Duke of York, and Richard III. Warwick has been a constant presence throughout. I spent some time in an earlier dispute over the throne of… Continue reading The Kingmaker’s Anger

Another abduction and forced marriage aided and abetted in high places….

  And here we have ANOTHER case of a man who fancied stealing a woman to enjoy her fortune…and then getting away with it because of a male protector in very high places in 14th-century England! This time Henry of Bolingbroke, the future Henry IV! ā€œ…John Pelham in Search of a Wife… ā€œ…John Pelham may… Continue reading Another abduction and forced marriage aided and abetted in high places….