Warwick Notes- Historiography

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How is the Earl of Warwick seen by historians?
From the 18th C, historians have been divided on Warwick, and since he was then opposed to Warwick,
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If he is controversial now, what does than mean for then?
It is in part because he is controversial then
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How did most contemporary Englishmen view Warwick and his many titles?
Most Englishment approved the ancestral lineage and hereditary rights that bestowed wealth and standing on themselves as well as Warwick- Didn't see his positions as excessive
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For example what book presented Warwick as what?
Mirror for Magistrates, -Warwick was faithful, chivalric, principled and public-spirited,
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How did contemporary foreign visitors portray Warwick, in particualar who?
Warwick was the bogeyman for most foreign observers, especially Burgundians- gave him a bad press,
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How have most modern writers presented him?
They have been hostile to him, seeing him as power-craving, and Edward too generous,
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How did Shakespeare describe the Earl of Warwick?
'Thou plucker down and setter up of Kings'
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What is Carpenters view of Warwick?
She is very much against 'this single very-ambitious nobleman;
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What does Pollard state about Warwick and his power?
It was 'folly' Warwick was even allowed so much power, making it inevitable a clash would occur
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While DOckray does note some good qualities, they are insignificant in comparison to what views?
In comparison to his 'ruthless arrogance and immense ambition', incapable of accepting a subordinate position
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However, what does Ross note that historians ignore in terms of Warwicks cause?
Should the cause that Warwick was held to stand for, the disillusion of the majority and their search for someone preferable, now count as nothing?
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In addition, how does Hicks present historians views of Warwick?
Warwick's critiques insert present-day standards into the past, presenting Warwcik as he appears to us today rather than as he appeared at the time Disqualified as history
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For Hick's new and fresh interpretation of Warwick, how does he describe Warwick as a nobleman?
Greatest nobleman of his age- Heir to four great families, their estates, connections and traditions
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How does he praise Warwick in terms of how he established Edward's regime?
He udnertook ceaseless journeys which took place over unmade-up roads, on horseback, sailing ships in harsh conditions
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What does Hicks say Warwick is a model of?
The medieval nobilty of service and of the all-encompassing chief minister of the future,
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What was Warwick like in terms of resisilence in what he would attempt?
There was nothing Warwick would not attempt and no obstacle he would not overcome- He was indomitable, never surrendering and never failing to recover until the very end,
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For 20 years what did Warwick achieve?
he shaped events, his own career and indeed history itself
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