Warwick the Kingmaker

Read by Pamela Nagami

(4.7 stars; 12 reviews)

Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick (1428-1471), wealthy and powerful peer of England, was one of the leaders of the Wars of the Roses (1455-1487). He joined Richard, Duke of York in opposing the ineffectual and often incapacitated Lancastrian king, Henry VI. Falling out with York's son, King Edward IV, he switched sides and joined forces with Henry's exiled queen, Margaret of Anjou, but was killed at the Battle of Barnet. In this short biography, the British military historian, Charles Oman (1860-1946) brings to life a consummate medieval warrior, who was also a politician ahead of his time.. - Summary by Pamela Nagami (7 hr 8 min)


The Days of the Kingmaker 20:45 Read by Pamela Nagami
The House of Neville 12:08 Read by Pamela Nagami
Richard of Salisbury 17:43 Read by Pamela Nagami
The Kingmaker's Youth 15:30 Read by Pamela Nagami
The Cause of York 16:53 Read by Pamela Nagami
The Beginnings of the Civil War: St. Albans 23:05 Read by Pamela Nagami
Warwick Captain of Calais and Admiral 34:06 Read by Pamela Nagami
Warwick in Exile 24:11 Read by Pamela Nagami
Victory and Disaster--Northampton and St. Albans 25:17 Read by Pamela Nagami
Towton Field 36:05 Read by Pamela Nagami
The Triumph of King Edward 15:48 Read by Pamela Nagami
The Pacification of the North 39:08 Read by Pamela Nagami
The Quarrel of Warwick and King Edward 26:45 Read by Pamela Nagami
Playing with Treason 31:26 Read by Pamela Nagami
Warwick for King Henry 25:56 Read by Pamela Nagami
The Return of King Edward 35:53 Read by Pamela Nagami
Barnet 27:35 Read by Pamela Nagami



(5 stars)

A very fair and incisive look at the "kingmaker.". I did a post-graduate paper on him. My thought was that if he himself had been king, the history of England might have been quite different, because there would probably never been a Tudor invasion. Perfect reading, as always.

(4.5 stars)

Excellent work - both by the author and the reader ! The writing is awesome and the reading is professional level beautiful to hear and listen to well done LibriVox

Thank you

(5 stars)

I loved the book and thank you so much to the wonderful reader. I truly appreciate it and your reading was exceptional and professional.

(5 stars)

The Wars of the Roses is such a fascinating and chaotic time - it truly is like an extremely violent, real life soap opera!

"Truth is stranger than fiction"

(5 stars)

The best novelist who ever lived could not so perfectly set up such a compelling sequence of events.