ANNE NEVILLE

TIME -LINE AND ADDITIONAL FACTS ON  ANNE NEVILLE, QUEEN CONSORT OF KING RICHARD III OF ENGLAND AND THE DAUGHTER OF RICHARD NEVILLE 16TH EARL OF WARWICK (THE KINGS MAKER)

Who was the real Anne Neville? Who was her family and what role did she play in history?

TIME-LINE OF ANNE NEVILLE

1456
  • 11TH JUNE: Anne Neville is born, the daughter of Richard Neville, 16th earl of Warwick, and Lady Anne de Beauchamp, 16th Countess of Warwick Castle, Warwickshire
1458
1460
  • 26TH JUNE Anne’s father  Richard Neville and Edward Earl of March, son of Richard 3rd Duke of  York landed at Sandwich at the head of an army and marched towards London
  • 10TH JULY Battle of Northampton Anne’s father Richard Neville and Edward, Earl of March defeated the Lancastrians and captured Henry VI. Margaret of Anjou and Prince Edward fled to Harlech Castle
 1461
  • JANUARY Anne’s father put forward Richard Duke of York’s son, Edward Earl of March as claimant to the throne.
  • FEBRUARY Anne’s father and Edward Earl of March joined forces and marched towards London.
  • 4TH MARCH: King Henry VI is deposed, and Edward Earl of March is king of England
  • 28TH JUNE: The coronation, of Edward as King of England, the fourth of his name. Edward was crowned by Thomas Bourchier, Archbishop of Canterbury.
  • Anne’s father negotiated a truce with France which would be sealed with the marriage of Edward IV to the French King’s sister.
1464
1465
1466
  • Anne’s father, Richard Neville, had more disagreements with the Edward IV after he made the Queen’s father, Baron Rivers, treasurer. Richard Woodville pressed for an alliance with the Burgundians bringing him into conflict with Anne’s father who favoured a French alliance.
1467
  • OCTOBER  Anne’s father, Richard Neville, learned that Edward IV had gone behind his back and signed a treaty with the Burgundians. Richard Neville was frustrated and annoyed that Edward favoured his wife’s relatives rather than his trusted advisors
1469
  • Anne’s father Richard Neville, switched sides from the Yorkist to the Lancastrians and supported Margaret of Anjou, the wife of the deposed, Henry VI of England
  • SPRING Richard brother of King Edward, was removed from Richard Neville, household as relations with the King broke down.
  • APRIL Robin of Redesdale’s Rebellion, Anne’s father, Richard Neville,, secretly organized a rebellion against Edward in the North
  • 11TH JULY: Anne’s sister Isabel, married George Plantagenet., and Isabel husband allied with her father and joined the side of the Lancastrians in The War of The Roses. However later return back to the Yorkist side.
  • Anne’s father, Richard Neville, captured Edward IV and was imprisoned at Middleham  castle for a short time. Then  executed Baron Rivers and his son. He tried to rule in Edward’s name, but he was not supported by the nobility.
1470
  • 12TH MARCH Battle of Losecoat Field. Anne’s father, Richard Neville and George Duke of Clarence, with Lancastrian support, rebelled against Edward but were defeated.After  they fled to France
  • 1ST MAY Anne’s father, Richard Neville, made an alliance with Margaret of Anjou
  • Anne had been taken by her sister Isabel, who was married to George Duke of Clarence who had recently joined the Yorkist cause. George knew his brother Richard wanted to marry Anne but he wanted to prevent the marriage because Richard would be entitled to a share of Richard Neville estate. Anne was held under virtual house arrest.
  • 25TH JULY The betrothal of Prince Edward and Anne
  • 13TH SEPTEMBER Anne’s father,Richard Neville and the Duke of Clarence at the head of an army returned to England and landed at Plymouth
  • 3RD OCTOBER: Edward IV is deposed, and Henry VI is back on the throne of England
  • 13TH DECEMBER: Anne married, Edward of Westminster:Anne is princess of wales in France at the Chateau D'Amboise
1471
  • 11TH APRIL: Henry VI of is deposed again, and Edward IV is back on the throne of England
  • 14TH APRIL: Anne’s father Richard Neville is killed in the Battle of Barnet
  • 4TH MAY: Anne’s husband Edward is killed at the battle of Tewksbury, and Anne is no longer princess of wales now.
1472
  • FEBRUARY Anne received a proposal of marriage from Edward IV brother Richard
  • 12TH JULY: Richard married Anne Neville
1473
  • JUNE Anne’s mother, Anne Beauchamp joins Anne’s household.
  • 14TH AUGUST: Anne’s sister Isabel, gives birth to a  daughter, the Lady  Margaret pole is born
  • DECEMBER: Anne’s son Edward of Middleham is born
1475
  • 25th February: Anne’s sister, Isabel, gives birth a son Edward, Earl of Warwick.
1476
  • 22ND DECEMBER: Anne’s sister Isabel died. George her husband believed she had been murdered but it is more likely she died from complications following the birth of her son, Richard, or from tuberculosis.
1477
  • Anne and her husband, Richard, joined the Corpus Christi Guild of York.
1478
  • 15TH FEBRUARY: Anne’s son Edward is the earl of Salisbury
  • 18THFEBRUARY: The execution of George Plantagenet, Duke of Clarence,
  • Anne inherited the Lordship of Glamorg
1482
  • Anne’s husband, Richard re-took Berwick from the Scots.
1483
1484
  • JANUARY Anne, Richard and their son Edward, made a progress of Kent.
  • 23RD JANUARY Titulus Regius. This act, passed by Parliament, formally declared Richard to be lawful King and settled the succession on his son Edward. The children of Edward IV  and Elizabeth Woodville were legally declared illegitimate.
  • 9TH APRIL: Anne’s son Edward of Middleham, prince of Wales died, at Middleham, Wensleydale, age ten years old.
  • After the death of her son, Anne effectively adopted Edward, Earl of Warwick, her and Richard III 's mutual nephew. Richard III made the boy his heir presumptive, probably in deference to Anne Neville's wishes
1485
  • 16TH MARCH: Anne died at Westminster, London
 
Anne Neville was buried in Westminster Abbey, London,

EXTRA FACTS ON ANNE NEVILLE

  • Anne Neville was Queen consort of Richard III of England, for just under two years.

 

  • Anne Neville and Richard III of England, were the first cousin, twice removed.

 

  • Anne was the daughter of Richard Neville 16th earl of Warwick, nicknamed “The

 

  • Anne’s was from the bloodline of Edward the III of England through both her parents. Anne’s Richard Neville was a great-grandson of John of Gaunt, the son of Edward III of England. Anne’s mother, Anne Beauchamp, is a great-granddaughter of Edmund of Langley, the son of Edward III England.

 

  • Allot, of Anne Neville's childhood, was spent at Middleham Castle, which belongs to her father Richard, to where she first met Richard her future second husband.

 

  • Anne’s first husband was Edward Of Westminster, the son of Henry VI of England and Margaret of Anjou

 

  • Anne and her sister Isabel, were two sisters, married to, two brothers. Isabel was married to Richards brother, George, the Duke of Clarence.

 

  • There was much tension, between Anne’s husband Richard, and his brother George over the inheritance, left by Anne and Isabel’s father, now the late Richard Neville. The two brothers fought over their wife’s inheritance. In order to win his brother George’s final consent to the marriage with Anne, Richard renounced most of Richard Neville’s land and property including the earldoms of Warwick.

 

  • Anne, was on very good terms with her husband, Richard mother Duchess Cecily, with whom she discussed religious works such as the writings of Mechtilde of Hackeborn quite regularly.

 

  • It is believed that Anne Neville died of tuberculosis. Even though there was a rumour circulating around about Richard III England’s relationship with Elizabeth of York, Richard still was broken-hearted at Anne’s funeral.

 

  • The day Anne died, there was an eclipse, which some took to be an omen of her husband's fall from heavenly grace.

FICTIONAL PORTRAYALS OF ANNE NEVILLE

THE FAMILY TREE OF ANNE NEVILLE

ANNE NEVILLE

richard neville

6th earl of warwick1

LADY
ANNE BEAUCHAMP

RICHARD NEVILLE
5TH EARL
SALIBURY

ISABEL LE DESPENSER

CONSTANCE
OF YORK

JOAN BEAUFORT
COUNTESS OF
WESTMORLAND

EDMUND LANGLEY
1ST DUKE OF
YORK

JOHN OF GAUNT 
1ST DUKE OF
LANCASTER

KING EDWARD III

OF ENGLAND

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