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10 AUGUST 1439

   Posted by: Lawrence Osborn   in Events in History

Birth of Anne of York, second child and eldest surviving daughter of Richard Plantagenet, 3rd Duke of York, and Cecily Neville.  She was a sister of Edward IV and Richard III.   Married in 1447 to Henry Holland, 3rd Duke of Exeter. They had one daughter.  In the Wars of the Roses Exeter sided with Lancaster.  They separated in 1464 and were divorced in 1472.  She then married Sir Thomas St Leger and they had a daughter, Anne.

You can read more about Anne in Judy’s talk about her.

Illustration:  Anne of York and Sir Thomas St Leger, her second husband

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3 comments so far

Susan Higginbotham
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I’ve never heard of her having a son named Anthony–she died very soon after giving birth to her daughter Anne St. Leger. Might Anthony be a nephew of her husband?

August 10th, 2010 at 1:17
Dorothea Preis
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Good point, Susan. I think I got it from the Wikipedia entry on Anne, where this son is listed, however, in the one for her husband he is not. So I have taken him out. I should know better by now not to trust Wikipedia! Thanks for pointing this out to me.

August 10th, 2010 at 9:10
Susan Higginbotham
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You never know with Wikipedia. Some of the entries are excellent, others are way out in the ether.

August 10th, 2010 at 13:53

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  1. Richard III Society of NSW » Blog Archive » Duchess Anne of Exeter    Aug 12 2012 / 12pm:

    […] It is a tradition in the NSW branch that at the August general meeting we have “Scrabble Talks”.  Once a year, members draw Scrabble tiles out of a bag and then prepare a short talk on a topic starting with their letter.  The following is Judy’s talk on ‘Duchess Anne of Exeter’.  This was a particularly fitting, as the day before our meeting was Duchess Anne’s birthday. […]