13 Facts About Anne Neville


Anne Neville was Queen of England as the wife of King Richard III.


Anne Neville was the younger of the two daughters and co-heiresses of Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick.


Anne Neville's father betrothed her as a girl to Prince Edward, the son of King Henry VI.


Anne Neville was born at Warwick Castle, the younger daughter of Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick, and Anne de Beauchamp.


Anne Neville's father was one of the most powerful noblemen in England and the most important supporter of the House of York.


Much of Anne Neville's childhood was spent at Middleham Castle, one of her father's properties, where she and her elder sister, Isabel, met two younger sons of the Duke of York: Richard, Duke of Gloucester and George, Duke of Clarence.


Prince Edward was killed in or shortly after the battle, and Anne Neville was taken prisoner.


Anne Neville was taken first to Coventry and then to the house of her brother-in-law the Duke of Clarence in London, while her mother Anne Beauchamp, Warwick's wife, sought sanctuary in Beaulieu Abbey.


Anne Neville was particularly heartbroken, and she fell gravely ill only a few months later.


Anne Neville was buried in Westminster Abbey in an unmarked grave to the right of the High Altar, next to the door to the Confessor's Chapel.


Anne Neville appears in three scenes in William Shakespeare's Richard III.


Anne Neville is a character in Tower of London, and Tower of London.


Anne Neville is a major character in several historical novels.