It is believed, although not known for certain, that on this day in Angers Cathedral Lady Anne Neville, 14,
was married to Edward of Lancaster, Prince of Wales, 17, sealing an
alliance between their parents. This marriage alliance bound Anne’s family from the Yorkist
side of The Wars of the Roses to the Lancaster side and made her
Princess of Wales. Anne’s father, Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick broke alliance with his former ally and cousin, King Edward IV of England and bound himself and his family to the Lancastrian side with this marriage agreement. Edward of Westminster was the son and heir to King Henry VI and his wife Queen Margaret of Anjou, who had been deposed in large part by Richard Neville. This marriage made it so Richard Neville would use his power to reinstate King Henry VI back to the throne of England, and would mean that one day his daughter would be Queen of England.
“Wolf Hall, Parts One and Two” by Mike Poulton, based on the novels by Hilary Mantel
Winter Garden Theatre, 2015
Starring Ben Miles, Lydia Leonard, Nathaniel Parker, Joey Batey, Nicholas Boulton, Lucy Briers, Leah Brotherhead, Olivia Darnley, Nicholas Day, Peter Eyre, Mathew Foster, Daniel Fraser, Edward Harrison, Benedict Hastings, Madeleine Hyland, Robert MacPherson, Pierro Niel-Mee, Matthew Pidgeon, John Ramm, Nicholas Shaw, Joshua Silver, Giles Taylor and Jay Taylor