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POLL: Most Interesting Persona from the Wars of the Roses? (Round One)


828 votes were cast by total voters.


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unknown member writes:

Has to be Stanley, hands down.
"We have your son; join us or he dies."
"I have other sons."
That's right up there with "Paris is worth a Mass."


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VOTING RESULTS
AnswerVotes%Chart
Andrew Trollope
3
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Anthony Woodville, 2nd Earl Rivers
5
1%
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Charles, Duke of Burgundy
23
3%
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Earl Rivers
4
0%
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Edmund Beaufort, 2nd Duke of Somerset
2
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Edmund Beaufort, 4th Duke of Somerset
1
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Edmund Grey, 1st Earl of Kent
4
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Edmund, Duke of Edinburgh ('The Black Adder')
56
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Edmund, Earl of Rutland
2
0%
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Edward IV
35
4%
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Edward of Westminster (PoW)
0
0%
 
Edward V
12
1%
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Elizabeth of York (Queen)
18
2%
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Elizabeth Woodville
11
1%
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Francis Lovell, 1st Viscount Lovell
1
0%
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George Plantagenet, 1st Duke of Clarence
12
1%
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Henry Beaufort, 3rd Duke of Somerset
6
1%
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Henry Holland, 3rd Duke of Exeter
0
0%
 
Henry Percy, 2nd Earl of Northumberland
9
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Henry Percy, 3rd Earl of Northumberland
6
1%
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Henry Percy, 4th Earl of Northumberland
3
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Henry Stafford, 2nd Duke of Buckingham
2
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Henry Tudor (i.e., Henry VII)
56
7%
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Henry VI
19
2%
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Humphrey Stafford, 1st Duke of Buckingham
4
0%
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Jack Cade
4
0%
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Jasper Tudor
2
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John Clifford, 9th Baron de Clifford
2
0%
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John de la Pole, Earl of Lincoln
4
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John de Mowbray, Sir, 3rd Duke of Norfolk
5
1%
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John de Vere, 13th Earl of Oxford
4
0%
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John Grey, Sir, of Groby
2
0%
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John Neville, 1st Marquess of Montagu (Warwick's brother)
3
0%
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John Tiptoft, 1st Earl of Worcester
0
0%
 
John Wenlock, 1st Baron Wenlock ('Prince of Turncoats')
14
2%
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Lambert Simnel
6
1%
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Margaret of Anjou (Queen)
35
4%
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Martin Schwartz
2
0%
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Perkin Warbeck
11
1%
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Ralph Percy
6
1%
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Rhys ap Thomas
6
1%
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Richard Harliston, Vice Admiral
1
0%
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Richard III
107
13%
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Richard Neville, 5th Earl of Salisbury (Warwick's father)
3
0%
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Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick (The Kingmaker)
79
10%
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Richard Woodville, 1st Earl Rivers
0
0%
 
Richard, Duke of York
25
3%
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Thomas Bourchier (Archbishop)
3
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Thomas Malory, Sir
8
1%
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Thomas Neville, 'The Bastard of Fauconberg'
14
2%
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Thomas, Lord Stanley, Earl of Derby
14
2%
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William Hastings, Lord
10
1%
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William Herbert, 1st Earl of Pembroke ('Raglan')
7
1%
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William Neville, 1st Earl of Kent (Warwick's uncle)
13
2%
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William Stanley, Sir
13
2%
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other (explain)
4
0%
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no opinion
127
15%
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POLL IS CLOSED
POLL DESCRIPTION

unknown member wonders...

Obviously, lots of people to choose from! My top five (in order):
  1. Earl of Warwick (The "Kingmaker")
  2. Henry VII
  3. Richard III
  4. Henry VI
  5. John de Vere, 13th Earl of Oxford

(Poll options taken from this pre-poll discussion.)