English Aristocracy. Born in Framlingham Castle in Suffolk, England, the only child of John Mowbray, 4th Duke of Norfolk and Elizabeth Talbot. She gained the title of Baroness Mowbray, and the title of Baroness Segrave before she succeeded to her father's title in January 1476 at his death, leaving Anne his soul heir. She then became a ward of the crown and the king took over management of her estates. Edward IV arranged her marriage to his 4 year old son, Richard, Duke of York, on January 15, 1478 in St. Stephen's Chapel, Westminster, London. It is generally assumed that Anne then joined the Queen's household, dying three years later at the royal residence in Greenwhich, three weeks shy of her ninth birthday. She was given a state funeral and was laid to rest in a lead coffin in the Chapel of St. Erasmus of Formiae in Westminster Abbey. When the chapel was demolished in 1502 to make way for the Henry VII Lady Chapel, Anne's coffin was moved to the Abbey of the Minoresses without Aldgate, where her mother later took up residence. In 1964, Anne's vault was rediscovered after almost 450 years when workmen broke down a wall eleven feet underground on a site near St Clair Street, London. The Museum of London was called in to examine the coffin and its contents which were duly identified as the redhaired young Duchess. On May 31, 1965 Anne's remains were reinterred at Westminster after lying in state in the Jeruselam Chamber in a ceremony attended by the current Lord and Lady Mowbray.
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1473–1483 (m. 1478)