By Michael Hicks
Anne Neville was once queen to England’s such a lot infamous king, Richard III. She used to be immortalized via Shakespeare for the notable nature of her marriage, a union which introduced jointly a sorrowing widow along with her husband’s assassin. Anne’s misfortune didn't finish there. as well as killing her first husband, this interesting new biography additionally unearths how Richard additionally helped kill her father, better half's father, and brother-in-law, imprisoned her mom, and was once suspected of poisoning Anne herself. demise prior to the age of 30, Anne Neville packed into her brief lifestyles incident adequate for plenty of adventurous careers, yet was once regularly the passive device of others’ evil intentions. during this book, Anne's story is instructed in her personal correct, uncovering the genuine spouse of Richard III.
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4 Their coup worked perfectly : within a few hours the Lords Grey and Rivers had been arrested and the King was in their hands. Confused rumours spread panic throughout the City of London, but Gloucester and Buckingham were soon able to reassure the populace by leaving most of their men outside the walls. 5 Once he had been appointed protector, Richard set about the systematic elimination of any potential opponents, ably assisted by Duke Henry, who no doubt hoped to share his new ally's political ascendancy by making himself indispensable.
A. J. Armstrong (Oxford, 1969), pp. 75-83. Sir Thomas More, The History of Richard Ill, ed. R. S. , Yale University Press, 1963- ), vol. II pp. 28, 90; Mancini, op. cit. pp. 89-93· The Second and Third Dukes of Buckingham, 1460-1 52 1 were illegitimate, but his virtuoso performance, ' soo well & elo quently uttyrd and wt. soo angelyk a countenance ', failed to move an unwilling audience. 1 Fear of civil war rather than enthusiasm for Gloucester's cause finally prevailed upon the noblemen, knights and citizens who accompanied Duke Henry to Baynard's Castle and supported his petition for Richard to take the Crown.
Richard, Duke of York's attempts to force his political demands upon the King in r452 led Duke Humphrey to mobilise his followers again, although it is unlikely that he played any signi ficant part in the stratagem which led to York's capture at Dart ford or the imposition of humiliating terms upon him before a gathering of notables at St Paul's shortly afterwards. He seems on the contrary to have been genuinely anxious to reconcile York with his enemies. He was, for example, named as an arbitrator in the Duke's quarrel with the unpopular royal favourite, Edmund, Duke of Somerset, and as in later years did his utmost to avoid taking sides in private disputes of this kind.
Anne Neville: Queen to Richard III by Michael Hicks