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Anne Neville: Queen to Richard III by Michael Hicks

By Michael Hicks

Anne Neville used to be queen to England’s so much infamous king, Richard III. She was once immortalized by way of Shakespeare for the extraordinary nature of her marriage, a union which introduced jointly a sorrowing widow along with her husband’s assassin. Anne’s misfortune didn't finish there. as well as killing her first husband, this interesting new biography additionally finds how Richard additionally helped kill her father, better half's father, and brother-in-law, imprisoned her mom, and used to be suspected of poisoning Anne herself. demise ahead of the age of 30, Anne Neville packed into her brief existence incident sufficient for lots of adventurous careers, yet used to be continually the passive software of others’ evil intentions. during this book, Anne's story is advised in her personal correct, uncovering the true spouse of Richard III.

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The deputy’s frequent military campaigning meant that he, and those members of the executive attendant on him, were peripatetic, but with the settling of the royal common law courts in Dublin in the later medieval period, the core of the king’s council had also put down roots in the capital. 25 Modelled on the English institution of the same name, the king’s parliament of Ireland, like the Irish executive, was subordinate to government in England, but even more explicitly so. 26 The convening of parliament afforded the English community in Ireland an opportunity to legislate and authorize taxation within what its members referred to as the king of England’s ‘land of Ireland’.

By right of a twelfthcentury papal grant and Henry II’s subsequent military conquest, Henry VIII was lord of the entire island of Ireland. Yet in practice his lordship was confined to certain areas, concentrated in the fertile lowlands of the south and in the east, and to that segment of the population of Ireland understood and acknowledged by the crown to be Englishmen—in the main, those men and women descended from the English subjects who had settled there in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries.

G. , Reform and revival. 4 Historians most commonly refer to Ireland’s native population and its political leadership as ‘Gaelic’ or ‘Gaelic-Irish’, but, as will be discussed in greater detail below in Chapter 6, ‘Irish’ was the only term available in the English language of the period to describe this population. 5 K. W. Nicholls, Gaelic and Gaelicised Ireland in the Middle Ages (Dublin, 2003), a book which remains the standard account of Gaelic (Irish) society and which presents in detail the material summarized in this paragraph.

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