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Cecily Neville

Author : Amy Licence
ISBN : 9781445621326
Genre : History
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Discover the true story of Richard III’s mother, one of her era’s great survivors
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Cecily Neville

Author : John Ashdown-Hill
ISBN : 9781526706348
Genre : Social Science
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Wife to Richard, Duke of York, mother to Edward IV and Richard III, and aunt to the famous Kingmaker, Richard, Earl of Warwick, Cecily Neville was a key player on the political stage of fifteenth-century Britain England.Mythologically rumoured to have been known as the Rose of Raby because of her beauty and her birth at Raby Castle, and as Proud Cis because of her vanity and fiery temper, Cecilys personality and temperament have actually been highly speculated upon. In fact, much of her life is shrouded in mystery. Putting aside Cecilys role as mother and wife, who was she really?Matriarch of the York dynasty, she navigated through a tumultuous period and lived to see the birth of the future Henry VIII. From seeing the house of York defeat their Lancastrian cousins; to witnessing the defeat of her own son, Richard III, at the battle of Bosworth, Cecily then saw one of her granddaughters become Henry VIIs queen consort.Her story is full of controversy and the few published books on her life are full of guess-work. In this highly original history, Dr John Ashdown-Hill seeks to dispel the myths surrounding Cecily using previously unexamined contemporary sources.
Category: Social Science

Cecily Neville Duchess Of York

Author : Frederic P. Miller
ISBN : 6131696446
Genre : History
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Cecily Neville, Duchess of York (3 May 1415 31 May 1495) was the wife of Richard Plantagenet, 3rd Duke of York, and the mother of two Kings of England: Edward IV and Richard III. Cecily Neville was a daughter to Ralph Neville, 1st Earl of Westmorland and Joan Beaufort, Countess of Westmorland. Her maternal grandparents were John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster and Katherine Swynford. John of Gaunt was the third son of Edward III of England and Philippa of Hainault.
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Neville Family

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ISBN : 123053458X
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 44. Chapters: Anne Neville, Cecily Neville, Duchess of York, House of Neville, Richard Neville, 5th Earl of Salisbury, Katherine Neville, Baroness Hastings, Baron Bergavenny, Earl of Westmorland, Alice Neville, Henry Percy, 9th Earl of Northumberland, William Neville, 1st Earl of Kent, George Neville, Henry Neville, Henry Nevill, 6th Baron Bergavenny, Ralph de Neville, 1st Earl of Westmorland, Percy-Neville feud, John Neville, 1st Marquess of Montagu, Isabel Neville, Duchess of Clarence, Charles Neville, 6th Earl of Westmorland, Edward Nevill, 3rd Baron Bergavenny, John Nevill, 5th Marquess of Abergavenny, John Nevill, 4th Baron Latimer, Baron Braybrooke, Anne de Beauchamp, 15th Countess of Warwick, William Nevill, 1st Marquess of Abergavenny, George Nevill, 1st Baron Latimer, George Nevill, 4th Baron Bergavenny, Alexander Neville, Katherine Neville, Duchess of Norfolk, George Neville, 1st Duke of Bedford, Ralph Neville, 4th Earl of Westmorland, Elizabeth Danvers, Edward Neville, George Nevill, 5th Baron Bergavenny, Cecily Neville, Duchess of Warwick, Henry Nevill, 3rd Marquess of Abergavenny, Henry Nevill, 2nd Earl of Abergavenny, Guy Larnach-Nevill, 4th Marquess of Abergavenny, Edward Nevill, 8th Baron Bergavenny, John Neville, 3rd Baron Neville de Raby, George Nevill, 1st Earl of Abergavenny, Henry Nevill, 9th Baron Bergavenny, Robert Neville, William Cecil, 2nd Earl of Exeter, Ralph Neville, 3rd Earl of Westmorland, Mary Fiennes, Baroness Dacre, William Nevill, 4th Earl of Abergavenny, Edward Nevill, 7th Baron Bergavenny, William Nevill, 16th Baron Bergavenny, Reginald Nevill, 2nd Marquess of Abergavenny, Margaret Greville, 6th Baroness Willoughby de Broke, John Nevill, 3rd Earl of Abergavenny, George Nevill, 13th Baron Bergavenny, George Nevill, 14th Baron Bergavenny, Philippa de Neville, George Nevill, 11th Baron...

Cecily Duchess Of York

Author : J. L. Laynesmith
ISBN : 9781474272278
Genre : History
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This is the first scholarly biography of Cecily Neville, duchess of York, the mother of Edward IV and Richard III. She was said to have ruled Edward IV 'as she pleased' and Richard III made his bid for the throne from her home. Yet Cecily has been a shadowy figure in modern histories, noted primarily for her ostentatious piety, her expensive dresses, and the rumours of her adultery. Here J. L. Laynesmith draws on a wealth of rarely considered sources to construct a fresh and revealing portrait of a remarkable woman. Cecily was the only major protagonist to live right through the Wars of the Roses. This book sheds new light on that bloody conflict in which Cecily proved herself an exceptional political survivor. Skilfully manipulating her family connections and contemporary ideas about womanhood, Cecily repeatedly reinvented herself to protect her own status and to ensure the security of those in her care. From her childhood marriage to Richard duke of York until her final decade as grandmother of the first Tudor queen, the story of Cecily Neville's life provides a rich insight into national and local politics, women's power and relationships, motherhood, household dynamics and the role of religion in fifteenth-century England.
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The Protector

Author : Kathleen M. Kelley
ISBN : 9781635688962
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As one of the most enigmatic and most reviled kings in English history, the man who will become Richard III emerges from the pages of The Protector as a loyal brother, a fearless soldier, and an able administrator of the north of England. Neither saint nor villain, he is thrust unwillingly into power by the untimely death of his elder brother, King Edward IV, who leaves the crown to his son, a twelve-year-old boy. On his deathbed, the dying king names Richard protector of the new king and of the realm, but the youth is wholly under the influence of the Woodvilles, his mother’s family and Richard’s sworn enemies. The result is a power struggle in which Richard must fight to gain not only physical possession of the new king but also his affections as well. In this contest, he is joined by an old ally, William Lord Hastings, and by a new one, the charismatic Henry Stafford, Duke of Buckingham. Both men will play pivotal roles in the events that follow. In the process, Richard will learn of an old family secret that has the capacity to change his life. He will also endure stunning betrayals from the two men who are closest to him while himself committing what is arguably the greatest betrayal of all—the seizing of the crown from his brother’s son. This action leaves both the deposed king and his younger brother, Richard’s namesake, open to a fate that Richard could not have foreseen, one that is wrapped in the riddle of his relationship with Henry Stafford and that will haunt him for the rest of his days.
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Richard Iii S Beloved Cousyn

Author : John Ashdown-Hill
ISBN : 9780752486710
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In 1455 John Howard was an untitled and relatively obscure Suffolk gentleman. Thirty years later, at the time of his death at the Battle of Bosworth Field, he was Earl Marshal, Duke of Norfolk, Lord Admiral and a very rich man (and his direct descendant is Duke of Norfolk today). How had Howard attained these elevations? Through his service to the House of York, and in particular to King Richard III during the setting aside of Edward V. John Ashdown-Hill examines why Howard chose to support Richard, even ultimately at the cost of his life; what secrets he knew about Edward IV; what he had to do with the fate of the 'Princes in the Tower;' and what naval innovations, hitherto ascrided to the Tudors, he promoted. Based on original research and containing previously unpublished material, Richard III's 'Beloved Cousyn' is an important contribution to Ricardian scholarship.
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Blood Sisters

Author : Sarah Gristwood
ISBN : 9780465038688
Genre : History
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"[A] gem of a book... enlivened by incisive analysis, exquisite detail and an elegant and witty style." --Alison Weir The Wars of the Roses, which tore apart the ruling Plantagenet family in fifteenth-century England, was truly a domestic drama, as fraught and intimate as any family feud before or since. But as acclaimed historian Sarah Gristwood reveals, while the events of this turbulent time are usually described in terms of the men who fought and died seeking the throne, a handful of powerful women would prove just as decisive as their kinfolks' clashing armies. A richly drawn, absorbing epic, Blood Sisters reveals how women helped to end the Wars of the Roses, paving the way for the Tudor age--and the creation of modern England.
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Anne Neville

Author : Amy Licence
ISBN : 9781445611778
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The real story of the 'Kingmaker's Daughter'. Published to coincide with the reburial of Richard III
Category: History