Anne Neville: Queen to Richard III

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The History Press, Aug 26, 2011 - History - 256 pages
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Anne Neville was queen to England's most notorious king, Richard III. She was immortalised by Shakespeare for the remarkable nature of her marriage, a union which brought together a sorrowing widow with her husband's murderer. Anne's misfortune did not end there. In addition to killing her first husband, Richard also helped kill her father, father-in-law and brother-in-law, imprisoned her mother, and was suspected of poisoning Anne herself. Dying before the age of thirty, Anne Neville packed into her short life incident enough for many adventurous careers, but was always, apparently, the passive instrument of others' evil intentions. This fascinating new biography seeks to tell the story of Anne's life in her own right, and uncovers the real wife of Richard III by charting the remarkable twists and turns of her fraught and ultimately tragic life.

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User Review  - Elysianfield - LibraryThing

Since there isn't that much known about Anne, majority of the book is about Wars of the Roses. You can clearly see that Hicks isn't fan of Richard and certainly doesn't like the idea of the marriage ... Read full review

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User Review  - john257hopper - LibraryThing

This is a biography of one of the most little known Queens in English history; indeed the author says in the preface that he was sceptical about even attempting this biography, until reminded of a ... Read full review


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Michael Hicks is Professor of History at the University of Winchester. He has written extensively on medieval England and is regarded by many as the leading expert on the Yorkist dynasty. His books include the widely praised Richard III, and Edward V. He is also the author of Warwick the Kingmaker, and Edward IV. He lives in Winchester

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