Growing disagreements between Warwick and the king
There were growing disagreement between Warwick and the King because:
- There was a choice to ally with France, which was a way of blocking a possible ally for the exiled Lancastrians, or Burgandy which was an advantage because there would be trade and a counter balance against France and Scotland.
- However, Edward chose Burgandy, which annoyed Warwick who favoured a French alliance, therefore he felt humiliated.
- Also, Edward IV sanctioned the marriage of his sister Margaret, to Charles the Bold in 1468.
- This would sement the alliance together.
- At the same time, Edward prepared for war against France, beccause international quarrels are put aside, to unite the Lancastrians and Yorkists.
1 of 3
Warwick's and Edward's Responds to his marriage to
- After hearing the news of Edward's marriage with Elizabeth Woodville, Warwick sulked and withdrew from court.
Edward's Response to Warwick's actions:
- Edward IV went out of his way to reward his erstwhite ally.
- Warwick was granted the wardship of Francis Lord Lovell.
- The king installed his younger brother, Richard, in Warwick's household at Middleham in Yorkshire.
2 of 3
The Rebellion of 1469
- Warwick encouraged a rising in yorkshire, which was led by his steward, Sir John Coyers.
- Edward's forces were overwhelmed at Edgecote and the King was captured at olney by Warwick's brother George Neville.
- Edward was now a helpless captive.
- Warwick persuaded Edward's brother George, Duke of Clarence, to join the plot and marry Isobel Neville (Warwick's elder daughter).
Warwick the Kingmaker:
- Warwick was the mightest of over mighty subjects, a description by A.J Pollard.
- Warwick put Edward IV on the throne in 1461.
- He played a pivotal role in deposing Edward in 1469 and restoring the hapless Henry VI in 1470.
- Warwick was certainly more mightier than Richard Duke of York, but he too fell from power.
3 of 3