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: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Simon & Schuster edition of Richard III published in 1996.).
Act 1, Scene 2 Quotes
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
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
...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
Act 4, Scene 1
Act 4, Scene 2
Act 4, Scene 3
Act 5, Scene 3
...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)