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The Lordly Ones: A History of the Neville Family and their part in the Wars of the Roses
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The Lordly Ones: A History of the Neville Family and their part in the Wars of the Roses [Paperback]

Geoffrey Richardson
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Book Description

December 31, 1998
The exploits of Richard Neville, erstwhile supporter of both the Lancastrian and the Yorkist causes, have somewhat overshadowed those of other members of his family. Richardson pays his due to the most notorious of the Nevilles, but also acknowledges the significance of such figures as Ralph Neville, Lord of Raby, and Ralph, first Earl of Westmorland. The book is written with gusto, in similar style to the popular Deceivers , but its content is rooted in hard evidence: the author looks to contemporary and near-contemporary source material, rendering the volume not only enjoyable but informative.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 137 pages
  • Publisher: Baildon Books (December 31, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0952762129
  • ISBN-13: 978-0952762126
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.9 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,104,281 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Powerful October 25, 2006
The Lordly Ones is a must have for any reader of history, especially those just beginning the journey of researching the War of the Roses and the powerful Neville family and the critical role they played in it.

Richardson, skips the prose and gets straight to the point in an easy to read fashion that never skims over the details, yet makes the issues more striking and easy to recall with his charts and maps. He's also cleary comfortable offering his own opinion while laying the background on this complex family that turned into the ultimate family of 'players' by a series of masterful marriages.

Though Richard Neville aka The Kingmaker is the best known figure in the family it was his daughter Anne who wore a crown through her mariage to Richard III. And Richardson, doesn't just linger on the most famous of the Nevilles; he carefully takes the reader through their entire history in concise able fashion.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Must Read June 22, 2014
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Geoffrey Richardson has provided excellent historical research for those interested in the Neville family and the conflicts in 15th century England "wars of the roses."
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