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People/Characters: Anne Neville, Queen Consort of England

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Anne Nevill: Queen of England, 1456-1485 by Eleanor Mennim
Anne Neville: Richard III's Tragic Queen by Amy Licence
Anne Neville: The Life and Death of Richard III's Queen by Michael Hicks
Anne of Warwick: the Last Plantagenet Queen by Paula Simonds Zabka
Beatrix of Clare by John Reed Scott
Beggarmaid, Queen by Maureen Peters
Blood Sisters: The Women Behind the Wars of the Roses by Sarah Gristwood
The Confession of Richard Plantagenet by Dora Greenwell McChesney
Crown of Destiny by Sandra Worth
Crown of Roses by Valerie Anand
A Dangerous Inheritance: A Novel of Tudor Rivals and the Secret of the Tower by Alison Weir
The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey
A Daughter of Warwick by Julie May Ruddock
Desire the Kingdom: A Story of the Last Plantagenets by Paula Simonds Zabka
Dickon by Marjorie Bowen
The Dreams of Kings by David Saunders
Elizabeth Wydeville: The Slandered Queen (England's Forgotten Queens) by Arlene Okerlund
Fall from Grace by Sandra Worth
Fortune's Wheel by Rhoda Edwards
The Golden Yoke by Olive Eckerson
He Who Plays the King by Mary Hocking
Henry VII by S. B. Chrimes
The King's Daughter by Sandra Worth
The Kingmaker's Daughter by Philippa Gregory
The Last Days of Richard III and the Fate of His DNA by John Ashdown-Hill
The Last Medieval Queens: English Queenship 1445-1503 by J. L. Laynesmith
The Last of the Barons by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
The Life and Times of Richard III by Anthony Cheetham
Love & War by Sandra Worth
Moonlight And Shadow by Isolde Martyn
My Lords Richard by Margaret Davidson
The Mythology of Richard III by John Ashdown-Hill
The Princes in the Tower by Alison Weir
The Princes in the Tower by Elizabeth Jenkins
Queen's Ransom by Anne Powers
Queens Consort: England's Medieval Queens by Lisa Hilton
The Religious Life of Richard III : Piety and Prayer in the North of England by Jonathan Hughes
The Reluctant Queen by Jean Plaidy
Richard : the young king to be by Josephine Wilkinson
Richard III by Charles Derek Ross
Richard III by Michael Hicks
Richard III and the Princes in the Tower by A.J. Pollard
Richard III: A Royal Enigma by Sean Cunningham
Richard the Third by Paul Murray Kendall
A Rose for the Crown by Anne Easter Smith
Die Rose von York. König Richard III. und Ann Neville by Charlotte Kaufmann
Set Her on a Throne by Jan Westcott
Some touch of pity by Rhoda Edwards
Song for a lute by Marguerite Vance
The Sunne in Splendour by Sharon Kay Penman
The Third Plantagenet: George, Duke of Clarence, Richard III's Brother by John Ashdown-Hill
Three Blind Mice: The Dark History of Nursery Rhymes by Albert Jack
The Tragedy of Richard the Third by William Shakespeare
The Unpopular King by Alfred Owen Legge
The Virgin Widow by Anne O'Brien
The Warwick Heiress by Margaret Abbey
We Speak No Treason by Rosemary Hawley Jarman
We Speak No Treason: The White Rose Turned to Blood by Rosemary Hawley Jarman
The White Queen by Lesley J. Nickell
The White Queen by Philippa Gregory
The White Rose by Jan Westcott
Wife to the Kingmaker by Sandra Wilson
The World of Richard III by Kristie Dean
The Year of Three Kings by Giles St. Aubyn

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Anne Neville (c. 1455-1485) was the younger daughter of Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick -- nicknamed "the Kingmaker" -- and was used as a political pawn in the Wars of the Roses. There is no indication that she was anything like the Lady Anne of Shakespeare's play Richard III. In 1470, when Warwick was trying to supplant King Edward IV, he married Anne to Prince Edward, the son of King Henry VI. Edward died at the Battle of Tewkesbury, and Anne then became the center of a contest between King Edward's brothers George of Clarence and Richard of Gloucester, which did not end when Richard married her. It has been said that they were childhood friends, since Richard was educated in Warwick's household, but again, there is little evidence of this. They had one son, Edward of Middleham, born around 1475, who died at age 10. Anne died, probably of tuberculosis, in 1485. The evidence against the rumor that Richard poisoned her is overwhelming, and his grief for her seems to have been genuine.

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