The Reluctant Queen

The Reluctant Queen

The Story of Anne of York

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In 1470, a reluctant Lady Anne Neville is betrothed by her father, the politically ambitious Earl of Warwick, to Edward, Prince of Wales. A gentle yet fiercely intelligent woman, Anne has already given her heart to the prince's younger brother, Richard, Duke of Gloucester. Unable to oppose her father's will, she finds herself in line for the throne of England--an obligation that she does not want. Yet fate intervenes when Edward is killed at the Battle of Tewkesbury. Anne suddenly finds herself free to marry the man she loves--and who loves her in return. The ceremony is held at Westminster Abbey, and the duke and duchess make a happy home at Middleham Castle, where both spent much of their childhood. Their life is idyllic, until the reigning king dies and a whirlwind of dynastic maneuvering leads to his children being declared illegitimate. Richard inherits the throne as King Richard III, and Anne is crowned queen consort, a destiny she thought she had successfully avoided. Her husband's reign lasts two years, two months, and two days--and in that short time Anne witnesses the true toll that wearing the crown takes on Richard, the last king from the House of York.
Publisher: New York : Three Rivers Press, 2007.
Edition: 1st pbk. ed.
ISBN: 9780307346155
Call Number: PLAIDY
Characteristics: p. ; cm.
Subjects: Richard III, King of England, 1452-1485 -- Fiction.
Anne, Queen, consort of Richard III, King of England, 1456-1485 -- Fiction.
Historical fiction.
Great Britain -- History -- Richard III, 1483-1485 -- Fiction.
Queens -- Great Britain -- Fiction.


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Jan 19, 2014

I thoroughly enjoyed this book and highly recommend it to anyone interested in The King Maker's Daughter and/or that time period during The War of the Roses in England.


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