Richard NEVILLE

Male 1428 - 1471  (42 years)


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  • Name Richard NEVILLE  [1, 2
    • Richard Neville 'the Kingmaker', Knt., Earl of Warwick juer uxoris, Earl of Salisbury (succeeding his other), son and heir, born 22 Nov 1428; after the recovery of King Henry VI from madness he became a staunch Yorkist and at the first battle of St. Albans on 22 May 1455 'had the good fortune to decide the day and win somewhat easily a military reputation'; defeated the Lancastrians at Northampton on 10 July 1460, and captured King Henry VI whom he brought to London; still in charge of the King in London when the Yorkists were defeated at the battle of Wakefield on 30 December (in which his father was taken prisoner, being beheaded the next day, when he succeeded to the great Neville estate of Middleham, co. York); on 17 Feb 1460/1 put to flight by the Lancastrians at the 2nd battle of St. Alans, and allowed King Henry VI to be recaptured, but having joined the young Duke of York, the entered London; one of the peers who declared the Duke to be King, as Edward IV; commanded the centre in the decisive Yorkist victory at Towton on 29 Mar 1461. The King's marriage, however, in May 1464, to Elizabeth Wydeville and the favour shown to the Queen's relatives alienated him; secretly planned his restoration to authority throughout 1468; allowed to cross to Calais early in 1469; joined by his brother George, Archbishop of York, and by the King's brother, the Duke of Clarence, to whom he there married Isabel, his eldest daughter and co-heiress presumptive; these three joined the Yorkshire insurgents; then suppressed the Lancastrian rising in the North; slain at Barnet on Easter Sunday 14 Apr 1471 s.p.m. buried Bisham Abbey, co. Berks. [1]
    Born 22 Nov 1428  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 14 Apr 1471  Battle of Barnet Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Buried Bisham Abbey, Berkshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I41171  Main Tree
    Last Modified 15 Apr 2018 

    Father Sir Richard DE NEVILLE, K.G.,   b. Abt 1400,   d. 31 Dec 1460, Executed - Pontefract Castle, after Battle of Wakefield Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Alice MONTAGU,   b. Abt 1408,   d. Between 03 Apr and 09 Dec 1462 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married Bef Feb 1420/1  [1, 3
    Family ID F06824  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anne DE BEAUCHAMP,   b. Abt Sep 1426, Caversham Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1490  (Age ~ 63 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Isabel NEVILLE,   b. 05 Sep 1451, Warwick Castle, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Dec 1476, Warwick Castle Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years)  [Birth]
    +2. Anne NEVILLE,   b. 11 Jun 1456, Warwick Castle, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1485, Westminster Palace Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 26 Apr 2018 
    Family ID F06825  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - 14 Apr 1471 - Battle of Barnet Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Bisham Abbey, Berkshire Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S5008] "Plantagenet Ancestry of Seventeenth-Century Colonists", David Faris, (Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.).

    2. [S01910] Blood Royal, Issue of the Kings and Queens of Medieval England 1066-1399 by. T. Anna Leese.

    3. [S5840] Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonist Who Came to America before 1700, Frederick Lewis Weis.