Lady Anne Neville (11 June 1456 – 16 March 1485) was the daughter of Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick (the "Kingmaker"). She became Princess of Wales as the wife of Edward of Westminster, son of the Lancastrian King Henry VI and Margaret of Anjou, and then Queen of England as the wife of the Yorkist King Richard III.
Who Were the Queens of England from the Houses of York and Lancaster?
Anne Neville (1456 - 1485). Wife of Richard III. Queen from 1483 - 1485. Richard was said to be very in love with her. When he wanted to marry her, her sister, who was married to Richard's older brother, dressed Anne like a servant girl and forced her to work in the kitchen. Richard found her and ran away with her. They had one son, Edward of Middleham.
Stained glass window detail (at Cardiff Castle, Wales) of Richard III and Anne Neville -one of the most powerful women in England at the time (1472-1483), daughter to the Duke of Warwick, pawns/players in the War of the Roses, the legendary battle for the throne between houses York and Lancaster)
Anne Neville by Amy Licence Published to coincide with major 10-part BBC drama THE WHITE QUEEN adaptation of Philippa Gregory’s 3 bestselling historical novels (The White Queen [Elizabeth Woodville], The Red Queen [Margaret Beaufort] and The Kingmaker's Daughter [Anne Neville]) due to begin broadcasting in May 2013 in the primetime 9pm BBC1 Sunday evening slot. This will generate huge interest in these forgotten queens of England.