Earl of Warwick

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Earl of Warwick English statesman; during the War of the Roses he fought first for the house of York and secured the throne for Edward IV and then changed sides to fight for the house of Lancaster and secured the throne for Henry VI (1428-1471)
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Usage

In literature:

But Edward had a follower called the Earl of Warwick, a very powerful man.
"The Children's Book of London" by Geraldine Edith Mitton
In this they followed the custom of the Earls of Warwick.
"Shakespeare's Family" by Mrs. C. C. Stopes
The Earl of Warwick now called a knight, named Thomas of Norwich, and despatched him to the king.
"Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 1 of 8" by Various
They are the Livery of the Earl of Warwick.
"The History of London" by Walter Besant
John Earl of Warwick, eldest son of Northumberland, had married Anne, eldest daughter of Somerset.
"Robin Tremayne" by Emily Sarah Holt
Execution of the Earl of Warwick.
"A Student's History of England, v. 1 (of 3)" by Samuel Rawson Gardiner
Guy Earl of Warwick, Upper Ground, Blackfriars-road, Oct. 7, 1793.
"A Treatise on Foreign Teas" by Hugh Smith
Indeed, he was related to the family of the Earl of Warwick on his mother's side.
"Richard III" by Jacob Abbott
IN WHICH ARE LAID OPEN TO THE READER THE CHARACTER OF EDWARD THE FOURTH AND THAT OF HIS COURT, WITH THE MACHINATIONS OF THE WOODVILLES AGAINST THE EARL OF WARWICK CHAPTER III.
"The Works Of Edward Bulwer-Lytton A Linked Index to the Project Gutenberg Editions" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
The second Earl of Warwick was its purchaser.
"John and Betty's History Visit" by Margaret Williamson
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