(Richard Neville) 1428-71; Eng. statesman & military leader
A city of east-central Rhode Island on Narragansett Bay south of Providence. Settled in 1643, it became a textile center in the 1800s and is now a residential suburb and summer resort.
, 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.