Anne Neville

Anne Neville was born on 11th June 1456 and died on 16th March 1485. She was the daughter of Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick. As coheiress to one of the most powerful and wealthy men in England, she was a significant woman. Her importance led to her marriage to Prince Edward (of Westminster) and following his death at the Battle of Tewkesbury, to Richard Duke of Gloucester. Anne gave birth to one son, Edward (of Middleham). His date of birth is disputed. Her son died at a young age, in 1484. Anne herself was to pass away at a young age, dying in 1485.

Anne Neville and Richard III from the Salisbury Roll
Anne Neville and Richard III from the Salisbury Roll

Matt Lewis’ Blog has a series of posts that feature Anne Neville. Particularly useful are podcasts and an article about the joint coronation of Anne and her husband King Richard III.

Richard III Society of New South Wales Archive of posts tagged with Anne Neville. A selection of topics pertinent to the life of Anne, her son, and her husbands.

National Portrait Gallery has 5 portraits of Anne on its website. IShe is accompanied by Richard III in some of these. This is a relatively low number for a Queen Consort, though her reign was relatively short.

Westminster Abbey provides basic information about important events in Anne’s life. The location of her burial is noted and a photograph of the plaque, which was not erected until 1960, is included.

Susan Higginbotham has a post about the marriage of Anne Neville to Edward of Lancaster. Though the marriage was short-lived due to Edward’s death at the Battle of Tewkesbury, it was an important union.

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