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Book Title: Anne Neville: Richard III's Tragic Queen|
The author of the book: Amy Licence
Date of issue: April 28th 2013
ISBN 13: 9781445611532
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 589 KB
Edition: Amberley Publishing
Read full description of the books Anne Neville: Richard III's Tragic Queen:Shakespeare's enduring image of Anne is one of bitterness and sorrow. She curses the killer of her husband and father, before succumbing to his marriage proposal, bringing to herself a terrible legacy of grief and suffering an untimely death. Was Anne a passive victim? Did she really jump into bed with the enemy? Through Anne's short life, she was the pawn of powerful men and their fortunes on the battlefield. As the daughter of the notorious Kingmaker, she was no substitute for the sons he did not have, but her gender made her a valuable commodity on the marriage market of the day. Married as a teenager to the immature and bloodthirsty heir to the English throne, she returned from exile expecting triumph, only to find herself fatherless and widowed. Worse still, their killer was her childhood friend, the future Richard III. And now he wanted to make her his wife. In a series of events that belong more in a fairy tale, she disguised herself as a kitchen maid but Richard still found her and the marriage took place. She was to ride the wheel of fortune with him, becoming the mother of his child and then his Queen. Always fragile in health, Anne was dead before the age of thirty. Today, this fascinating and elusive woman is shrouded in controversy and unanswered questions about her life, her infamous husband, and her suspicious death.
Read information about the authorMedieval and Tudor historian, with a particular interest in women's lives and experiences, also dabble in Modernism. I write fiction and non-fiction, also journalism for The Guardian, BBC History website, The New Statesman, The Huffington Post, The English Review and The London Magazine. I appeared in TV documentaries "The Real White Queen and her Rivals" and "The Private Lives of the Tudors."
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