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    Anne Neville (11 June 1456 – 16 March 1485) was Queen of England as the wife of King Richard III. She was the younger of the two daughters and co-heiresses of Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick (the "Kingmaker").

    • 25 March 1485, Westminster Abbey, London, England
    • Neville
    • Early Life
    • Anne as Goods For Alliances
    • Edward, Prince of Wales
    • York Victories, Lancastrian Losses
    • Richard of Gloucester
    • The Young Princes
    • Heirs to The Throne
    • Anne's Death
    • Fictional Representations
    • Another Anne Neville

    Anne Neville was born June 11, 1456, at Warwick Castle in London, England, and likely lived there and in other castles held by her family while she was a child. She did attend various formal celebrations, including the feast celebrating the marriage of Margaret of York in 1468. Anne's father Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick, was called the Kingmake...

    In 1460, Anne's father and his uncle, Edward, Duke of York and Earl of March, defeated Henry VI at Northampton. In 1461, Edward was proclaimed King of England as Edward IV. Edward married Elizabeth Woodvillein 1464, surprising Warwick, who had plans for a more advantageous marriage for him. By 1469, Warwick had turned against Edward IV and the York...

    The next year, Warwick, apparently to convince Margaret of Anjou that he was trustworthy (because he had originally sided with Edward IV in unseating Henry VI), married his daughter Anne to Henry VI's son and heir apparent, Edward of Westminster. The marriage was held in Bayeux in mid-December of 1470. Warwick, Edward of Westminster accompanied Que...

    On April 14, 1471 at the Battle of Barnet, the Yorkist party was victorious, and Anne's father, Warwick, and a brother of Warwick, John Neville, were among those killed. Then on May 4, in the Battle of Tewkesbury, the Yorkists won another decisive victory over Margaret of Anjou's forces, and Anne's young husband, Edward of Westminster, was killed e...

    When siding with the Yorkists earlier, Warwick, in addition to marrying his older daughter, Isabel Neville, to George, Duke of Clarence, had been trying to marry his younger daughter Anne to Edward IV's youngest brother, Richard, Duke of Gloucester. Anne and Richard were first cousins once removed, as were George and Isabel, all descended from Ralp...

    Edward IV died in 1483. On his death, his minor son Edward became Edward V. But the young prince was never crowned. He was put into the charge of his uncle, Anne's husband, Richard of Gloucester, as Protector. Prince Edward and, later, his younger brother were taken to the Tower of London, where they disappeared from history. It's presumed that the...

    While the princes were still being held under Richard's control. Richard had his brother's marriage to Elizabeth Woodvilledeclared invalid and his brother's children declared illegitimate on June 25, 1483, thereby inheriting the crown himself as the legitimate male heir. Anne was crowned as Queen and their son Edward was made Prince of Wales. But E...

    Anne, who reportedly was never very healthy, fell ill in early 1485 and died on March 16. Buried in Westminster Abbey, her grave was unmarked until 1960. Richard quickly named a different heir to the throne, his sister Elizabeth's adult son, the Earl of Lincoln. With Anne's death, Richard was rumored to be plotting to marry his niece, Elizabeth of ...

    Shakespeare: In Richard III, Anne appears early in the play with the body of her father-in-law, Henry VI; she blames Richard for his death and that of her husband, the Prince of Wales, son on Henry VI. Richard charms Anne, and, though she also loathes him, she marries him. Richard early reveals that he does not intend to keep her long, and Anne is ...

    A much later Anne Neville (1606–1689) was a daughter of Sir Henry Neville and Lady Mary Sackville. Her mother, a Catholic, influenced her to join the Benedictines. She was abbess at Pointoise.

    • Jone Johnson Lewis
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    • Women's History Writer
  2. Anne Neville (c. 1408 – 20 September 1480) was a daughter of Ralph Neville, 1st Earl of Westmorland, and his second wife Lady Joan Beaufort. Her first husband was Humphrey Stafford, 1st Duke of Buckingham, and she was an important English noblewoman, landholder and book owner during the fifteenth century. Contents 1 Family 2 Book ownership

  3. Anne was born on 11th June 1456 and at Warwick Castle as the youngest of three daughters of Richard Neville (16th Earl of Warwick) and Anne de Beauchamp. Her grandfather’s sister Cecily Neville was the wife of Richard, the Duke of York whose sons got the English crown as Edward IV and consequently Richard III.

    • Marriage
    • Coronation
    • Burial

    On 12th July 1472 she was married to Richard, Duke of Gloucester (who became Richard III). Their son Edward, Prince of Wales, died in 1484 and is buried at Sheriff Hutton in Yorkshire near lands the Neville's owned.

    When Richard came to the throne in 1483 Anne was crowned with him in the Abbey on 6th July. The couple walked barefoot on a ribbon of red cloth from Westminster Hall to the Abbey.

    Anne died at the Palace of Westminster on 16th March 1485 during an eclipse of the sun. She had a magnificent funeral and was buried on the southern side of the Abbey's High Altar, in front of the Sedilia (seats for the priests). No gravestone or monument marked her grave, possibly because Richard was killed that year at the battle of Bosworth. (Th...

  4. Jun 15, 2022 · Wars of the Roses Anne Neville was born on the 11th June 1456 at Warwick Castle. Her parents were the powerful and ambitious Richard Neville, the 16th Earl of Warwick (1428–1471) and his wife Anne Beauchamp (1426–1492). She was their second daughter. Isabel (1451–1476) was five years older. The Earl and Countess had no more children.

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