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  1. Cecily Neville's husband was Richard, Duke of York, the heir to King Henry VI and protector of the young king in his minority and later during a bout of insanity. Richard was the descendant of two other sons of Edward III: Lionel of Antwerp and Edmund of Langley. Cecily was first betrothed to Richard when she was nine years old, and they ...

  2. Jul 20, 2023 · ‘The Rose of Raby’ From birth, Cecily Neville’s veins ran with the sapphire-blood of European royalty: she was a great-granddaughter of King Edward III of England and the daughter of Ralph Neville, sixth baron Neville of Raby, whose marriage in 1397 to John of Gaunt’s illegitimate daughter Joan Beaufort (born to the King’s third wife and former mistress, Katherine Swynford) paved the ...

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  4. Apr 6, 2018 · Posted on April 6, 2018. Cecily, the youngest child of Joan Beaufort and Ralph Neville, was born on 3 May 1415 at Raby Castle. Like the rest of her siblings an advantageous marriage was arranged for her by her parents. She was possibly married by 1427 to Richard of York when she reached the age of twelve certainly she had become betrothed to ...

  5. Cecily Neville (3 May 1415 – 31 May 1495) was an English noblewoman, the wife of Richard, Duke of York (1411–1460), and the mother of two kings of England — Edward IV and Richard III.

  6. Jul 26, 2021 · Annie Garthwaite’s debut novel, Cecily, is an acclaimed retelling of the life of Cecily Neville, the remarkable woman who was the mother of Edward IV and Richard III. Annie describes her 40-year journey to publication – Historia Magazine.

  7. Cecily was born in 1415, the daughter of a staunchly Lancastrian family, and she was married to Richard, Duke of York before her tenth birthday. He was her father’s ward, the orphaned son of a traitor but he was also the heir to a huge fortune and a potential claim to the throne of England. After ‘a long time of barrenness’, the couple ...

  8. Jul 10, 2021 · Cecily Neville was born on 3 May 1415, the daughter of Ralph Earl Westmoreland and his second wife, Joan Beaufort. The blood in her veins was royal, though stained by bastardy. Cecily’s mother Joan was the natural daughter of Edward III’s third son, John of Gaunt. Though John eventually did marryJoan’s mother, he took a while to do it.

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