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Anne of Bohemia (1366-1394), Queen of Richard II

Sitter in 5 portraits
The eldest daughter of the Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV and his fourth wife, Elizabeth of Pomerania. Anne became Queen of England on 20 January 1382 when she was married to Richard II in Westminster Abbey. The union was supported by Pope Urban VI, who wanted to tie his supporters closer together. Although they produced no heir, the marriage appears to have been affectionate. On her death in 1394, Richard displayed great emotion and ordered Sheen Palace, the place where she had died, to be demolished.

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Anne of Bohemia

by Elkington & Co, cast by Domenico Brucciani, after Nicholas Broker, and Godfrey Prest
electrotype, 1873 (circa 1395-1397)
NPG 331

D23721

King Richard II and Anne of Bohemia

by John Goldar, after Hubert-François Gravelot (né Bourguignon)
line engraving, mid 18th century
NPG D23721

D23722

Anne of Bohemia

by Joseph Strutt
line engraving, late 18th century
NPG D23722