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  •  No -- Richard III had only ONE wife (3+ / 0-)

    Anne Neville, daughter of Warwick the Kingmaker.

    Richard II was married twice, once to Anne of Bohemia, and second to Isabella of Valois, a French princess who was the older sister of Katherine of Valois who was married to Henry V. When Henry V died (after the birth of Henry VI) Katherine became mistress to Owen Tudor, Henry V's groom of the chamber, Henry VII is her grandson.

    •  Richard and Clarence (George, duke of Clarence) (1+ / 0-)
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      his brother-- whose murder he is supposedly responsible for, if we believe Shakespeare and his sources-- each married sisters who were daughters of Warwick. It is interesting Shakespeare never makes anything of this, though Warwick kingmaker figures prominently in the early plays of the tetralogy, 1,2,3, Henry VI. Did they not all grow up together, the Nevilles and the sons of Richard Duke of York? Shakespeare has Anne pre-married to Henry VI's son, whom Richard and his brothers kill, but in real life they were only engaged. Hence the histrionics of the scene in which Richard woos Anne over the corpse of her "father-in-law" Henry VI, who himself was apparently on his way to be re-interred.  "Was ever woman in the humor woo'd?" Indeed!

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