A contemporary portrait of Lady Cecily Neville (1415-1495), the mother of Edward IV and Richard III. The University of Leicester has just announced (04 Feb 13) that by tracing the female line of descent from Cecily, they have proven that the skeleton found at Greyfriars in Sept 2012 is that of Richard III. Awesome! And what a fascinating scientific study.
Lady Anne Neville, English noblewoman, the daughter of Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick. Princess of Wales as the wife of Edward of Westminster and Queen of England as the consort of King Richard III. Lady Anne Neville was an English noblewoman, the daughter of Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick, who became Princess of Wales as the wife of Edward of Westminster and Queen of England as the consort of King Richard III. Wikipedia b.1456, Warwick Castle d.1485, Westminster
Edward V was King of England from April 9, 1483 until the ascension of Richard III on June 26, 1483. His reign was dominated by the influence of his uncle, Richard. Along with his younger brother Richard of Shrewsbury, Duke of York, Edward was one of the Princes in the Tower, who disappeared after being sent (ostensibly for their own safety) to the Tower of London. Responsibility for their deaths is widely attributed to Richard III, but the actual events have remained controversial.
She is still known in history as Joanna the Mad (a.k.a, Joanna la Loca), but if you ask me, the history books have it wrong - Juana was not mad but was definitely betrayed by all the men in her life - her husband, her father, and then her own son. A tragic tale but she fascinates me.