Friday, March 15, 2013

Today in Tudor History: the death of Anne Neville, wife of Richard III


March 16th, 1485. Anne Neville is found dead.

Anne was the wife of the infamous Richard III and mother of his only son, Edward of Middleham, the Prince of Wales, who died in 1484, at ten-years-old. Many believed that Richard would rid of Anne to marry his niece, Elizabeth of York, the future wife of Henry VII, especially because, being the daughter of Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville, union with her would solidify his less than firm claim to the throne, which was shadowed by the mysterious disappearance of his nephews, the princes in the Tower.

Anne Neville had once been married to a son of Henry VI, Edward Prince of Wales, until his 1471 death. She was the daughter of Richard Neville, earl of Warwick, and Anne Beauchamp.

Blog Updates and Goals

  • At this present time, our 'Life Timeline' of Anne Boleyn leads to an external and very detailed timeline of her life drawn from Ives' The Life and Death of Anne Boleyn. Based on the full-length report of Anne Boleyn that I am currently drafting, I plan to compose my own timeline of her life that correlates with posts about her.
  • Before the end of March, the first part of my full report, the early life, upbringing, family and education of Anne, will be available under the biography tab. 
  • More analysis, book reviews, speculation and posts regarding six of the greatest stars of Tudor history and the lifetime of Anne Boleyn -- Henry VIII's wives and the stereotypes against them. 
  • Daily posts of what happened today between 1485 and 1603. 
  • Margaret Douglas: The star of the novel I am currently drafting, Margaret was a star of Tudor history but there is little information available online in regards to her and I plan to publish a full post of her life and her forbidden romances with Howard men.

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