Richard III

Lady Anne, Queen Anne Character Analysis

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The widow of Edward of Westminster (the heir to Henry VI's throne before both were killed by Richard), Richard successfully woos the grieving Anne. He speaks to her of love, but in fact wants to use her to legitimate his own claim to the throne. Anne quickly comes to regret the marriage and loathes Richard until her premature death.

Lady Anne, Queen Anne Quotes in Richard III

The Richard III quotes below are all either spoken by Lady Anne, Queen Anne or refer to Lady Anne, Queen Anne. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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). Note: all page and citation info for the quotes below refers to the Simon & Schuster edition of Richard III published in 1996.
Act 1, Scene 2 Quotes

Poor key-cold figure of a holy king,
Pale ashes of the house of Lancaster,
Thou bloodless remnant of that royal blood

Related Characters: Lady Anne, Queen Anne (speaker), Richard, Duke of Gloucester, King Richard III
Page Number: 1.2.5-7
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Act 4, Scene 1 Quotes

My woman's heart
Grossly grew captive to his honey words
And proved the subject of my own soul's curse,
Which ever since hath kept my eyes from rest

Related Characters: Lady Anne, Queen Anne (speaker), Richard, Duke of Gloucester, King Richard III
Page Number: 4.1.83-86
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Lady Anne, Queen Anne Character Timeline in Richard III

The timeline below shows where the character Lady Anne, Queen Anne appears in Richard III. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Act 1, Scene 1
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...Edward's hatred of Clarence, wait for Edward to die of sickness, and then marry Lady Anne, whose father (King Henry VI) and husband (Edward of Westminster) Richard himself killed. He'll marry... (full context)
Act 1, Scene 2
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Lady Anne enters in mourning alongside the funerary procession bearing King Henry VI's coffin. Anne, distraught, furiously... (full context)
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Richard enters and calls a halt to the procession, incensing Anne. She berates Richard, calling him "foul devil" and asking God and earth to kill him.... (full context)
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Alone on stage, Richard gleefully marvels at his success with Anne. "Was ever woman in this humour woo'd? Was ever woman in this humour won? I'll... (full context)
Act 4, Scene 1
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At the Tower, Queen Elizabeth enters on one side with the Duchess and Dorset while Anne, now Richard's wife, and Margaret Plantagenet enter on the other side. All are on their... (full context)
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Stanley enters and summons Anne to Westminster to be crowned Richard's queen. Elizabeth wails in grief at the news of... (full context)
Act 4, Scene 2
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...to the Earl of Richmond (a Lancaster). Richard tells Catesby to spread a rumor that Anne is deathly ill and to find some man of low rank to marry Margaret Plantagenet.... (full context)
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...Plantagenet, married off Margaret Plantagenet in a low marriage, killed King Edward's sons, and that Anne has died. Now he aims to beat Richmond to marrying King Edward's daughter. (full context)
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...Henry VI, Clarence, Rivers, Grey, Vaughan, Hastings, Edward Prince of Wales, the Duke of York, Anne, and Buckingham rise in succession. Each ghost speaks to Richard and then to Richmond. Each... (full context)