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Anne Neville, Queen of England

(1456-1485), Consort of King Richard III

Sitter in 5 portraits
Anne Neville's life was dominated by the War of the Roses, her father Richard Neville, loyal to the House of York against the House of Lancaster predisposed Anne to be a pawn in the battle for the crown. An early betrothal to Richard of Gloucester was broken when she fled to France with her family after their rebellion against Edward IV. Married to Edward, Prince of Wales aged 14 to form an alliance between her father and the Lancastrians, Anne would lose both her husband and father in the ensuing battles. Anne's sister Isabel Neville and her husband the Duke of Clarence took custody of her and her mother Anne Beauchamp, probably in an attempt to take her inheritance. The Duke of Clarence's brother Richard III intervened and married Anne in 1483, she was crowned Queen of England, just 2 years before her death.

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King Richard III and Anne Neville, Queen of England, by Grignion, after  George Vertue - NPG D23817

King Richard III and Anne Neville, Queen of England

by Grignion, after George Vertue
etching, late 18th century
NPG D23817

Anne Neville, Queen of England, by Edward Harding Jr, published by  E. & S. Harding, after  Silvester (Sylvester) Harding - NPG D23754

Anne Neville, Queen of England

by Edward Harding Jr, published by E. & S. Harding, after Silvester (Sylvester) Harding
stipple engraving, published 29 January 1793
NPG D23754

'Statues in St Stephen's Hall and the Central Hall', New Palace of Westminster, published by Illustrated London News - NPG D47366

'Statues in St Stephen's Hall and the Central Hall', New Palace of Westminster

published by Illustrated London News
wood engraving, published 4 February 1854
NPG D47366


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