Warwick definition by Webster's New World
Warwick, Earl of (Richard Neville) 1428-71; Eng. statesman & military leader
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Origin: after the Earl of Warwick, friend of the foundercity in central R.I., on Narragansett Bay: pop. 86,000
Warwick definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A city of east-central Rhode Island on Narragansett Bay south of Providence. Settled in 1643, it is a manufacturing center and a summer resort. Population: 85,900.
, Earl of. Title of Richard Neville. Known as “the Kingmaker.” 1428-1471.
English military and political leader who fought for the Yorkists during the Wars of the Roses and secured the throne for Edward IV (1461). He then changed allegiance and restored the Lancastrian Henry VI to the throne (1470). He was killed in the Battle of Barnet, which regained the throne for Edward.