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Anne Neville

The Daughter of the Boar – Katherine Plantagenet

This is an article by Lauren Goodall. On 29 February 1484, the earl of Huntingdon ‘set his signet’ on an indenture, promising to ‘take to wife Dame Katherine Plantagenet, daughter to our said sovereign lord’. This extant legal agreement is one of the only late-fifteenth-century documents to explicitly state that King Richard III, who ruled [read more]

Anne of York Duchess of Exeter

Anne of York – Duchess of Exeter

Anne of York was born on 10 August 1439 as the daughter of Cecily Neville and Richard Plantagenet, 3rd Duke of York at Fotheringhay Castle. Her father probably wasn’t present around the time she was born. She would have a total of 12 siblings, though not all lived to adulthood. Two of her brothers would go [read more]