Cecily Neville as the Duchess of York is a principal character in Shakespeare 's play The Tragedy of King Richard III. She is portrayed as having deep affection for her dead sons George and Edward, but is cold and unloving to Richard, to whom she refers as a "false glass that grieves me when I see my shame in him."
Apr 26, 2022 · "Cecily Neville, Duchess of York (3 May 1415 – 31 May 1495) was the wife of Richard Plantagenet, 3rd Duke of York, and the mother of two Kings of England, Edward IV and Richard III. Lady Cecily Neville was a daughter of Ralph Neville, 1st Earl of Westmorland, and Joan Beaufort, Countess of Westmorland.
Nov 21, 2019 · Cecily Neville was the great-granddaughter of one king, Edward III of England (and his wife Philippa of Hainault); the wife of a would-be king, Richard Plantagenet, Duke of York; and the mother of two kings: Edward IV and Richard III, Through Elizabeth of York, she was the great-grandmother of Henry VIII and an ancestor to the Tudor rulers.
- Jone Johnson Lewis
- Women's History Writer
Cecily Neville was an English noblewoman, the wife of Richard, Duke of York , and the mother of two kings of England—Edward IV and Richard III. Cecily Neville was known as "the Rose of Raby", because she was born at Raby Castle in Durham, and "Proud Cis", because of her pride and a temper that went with it, although she was also known for her piety. She herself signed her name "Cecylle".
Apr 6, 2018 · Cecily died on 31 May 1495 having outlived all her sons and all but two of her daughters. She had lived the last years of her life along religious lines – giving rise to a reputation for piety. She had been the mother of two kings and was the grandmother of Henry VII’s queen. She was buried in Fotheringhay next to her husband.
When Cecily Neville Duchess of York was born on 3 May 1415, in Raby Castle, Durham, England, her father, Ralph de Neville 1st Earl of Westmoreland, was 51 and her mother, Countess of Westmorland Joan de Beaufort, was 36. She married Richard of York 3rd Duke of York on 18 October 1429, in Conisbrough Castle, Yorkshire, England.
Jul 10, 2015 · Cecily Neville was one of the key women of the civil conflict in England that came to be known as the Wars of the Roses. A matriarch of the Yorkist dynasty, she was the mother of two kings of England. Due to the ambition of her family, she lost her husband and two of her sons in battle and one by execution.