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A quick history lesson for Clegg the would-be kingmaker

By Will Robinson  

The battle of Barnet, where a 15th-century "kingmaker" had his comeuppance

For those who have only heard the term “kingmaker” recently and in connection with Nick Clegg, the name may suggest a divine and benevolent power. Yet to those who know its medieval origins, it carries a hidden curse: that of Richard Neville, 16th earl of Warwick and foremost commander of the wars of the roses. Warwick tried to turn political stalemate to his personal advantage, and then,…

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