Anne de Mortimer

Born Dec 27, 1390

Anne de Mortimer, Countess of Cambridge was the mother of Richard Plantagenet, 3rd Duke of York, and the grandmother of King Edward IV and King Richard III.

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1390 Birth Anne Mortimer was born at New Forest, Westmeath, one of her family's Irish estates, on 27 December 1390, the eldest of the four children of Roger Mortimer, 4th Earl of March, and Lady Eleanor Holland. … Read More
1398 7 Years Old King Richard II, the grandson of Edward III through his eldest son, had no issue, thus Anne's father, Roger Mortimer, 4th Earl of March, was considered Richard's heir presumptive during his lifetime, and at his death in Ireland on 20 July 1398, his claim to the crown passed to his eldest son, Edmund.
1399 8 Years Old On 30 September 1399, the fortunes of Anne Mortimer and her brothers and sister changed entirely. … Read More


1405 14 Years Old According to R. A. Griffiths, Edmund Mortimer's sisters, Anne and Eleanor, who were in the care of their mother until her death in 1405, were not well treated by Henry IV and were described as 'destitute' after her death. In May 1406, Anne married Richard of Conisburgh, the second son of Edmund of Langley, 1st Duke of York, and his first wife Isabel of Castile, the daughter and coheir of Pedro the Cruel, King of Castile and Leon. The marriage took place without parental consent and was validated on 23 May 1408 by papal dispensation. … Read More


1411 21 Years Old Anne Mortimer died soon after the birth of her son Richard on 22 September 1411. … Read More
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