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FRANCIS LANCELOTT, ESQ. Queens of England. Vol.1.

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FRANCIS LANCELOTT, ESQ.
Queens of England. Vol.1.
page 322



ANNE OF NEVILLE, ûnnu nf Eirjjitrìi ttre €jjirìr. Anne's parentage—Birth—Conveyed to Calais in, her carlif youth—She rejects Richard as her lover—Is present at the marriage of her sister to Clarence—Returns with Warwick, her father, to England—Warwick is forced to flee the country with his family—Disastrous voyage—Anne is married to Edward, the heir of Lancaster — After Edward's death she flies from Richard, who discovers her; quarrels with Clarence respecting her patrimony ; and marries her—She gives birth to a son—Her wealth settled upon Richard by act of Parliament—Her residence in the North—Coronation—Second coronation at York—Death of her son—• Her health gives way—Richard1 s cruelty towards her—False rumours of her death —Richard wishes her dead, that he may marry Elizabeth of York—lier kind dis position—Death—Burial, gÇy NNE OP NEYILLE, £f sometimes styled Anne of Warwick, was the second daughter of the powerful Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick, named by the people ; King-Maker," and his wife1, Anne, the daughter and heiress of Richard Beauehamp, Earl of Warwick. By his marriage Richard Neville added to his own wealthy inheritance the vast lands and princely possessions of the Warwick family. His yearly income amounted to upwards of twenty-two thousand marks. But, rich as he was in worldly goods, he possessed nomale heir, his only children being two daughters, Isabella and Anne. Anne, the subject of the present memoir, first saw the light at Warwick Castle, in 1454. The historical events which marked her career have been traced in the two preceding- lives ; this memoir, therefore, needs he but brief. Towards the close of tbe year 1459, to escape the vengeance of Margaret of Anjou, whose cause then triumphed, Warwick retired with his family to Calais, where Anne, it is supposed, spent the years of her early youth : indeed, the wars of the Roses prevented Warwick, except occasionally, from bringing his family to England. When, or under what circumstances, Richard the Third first paid his addresses to the Lady Anne, we know not ; but, as he was the son of her great aunt, Sicily, Duchess of York, and as the York and Warwick families were on terms of close friendship, it is but reasonable to suppose that, in his early youth, the hunchback King, who was only two years older than Anne,


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