Mowbray Road, EN5

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Named after Anne de Mowbray, (December 10, 1472 – November 19, 1481)  8th Countess of Norfolk, the child bride of Richard of Shrewsbury, 1st Duke of York, one of the Princes in the Tower. She was the only surviving child of John de Mowbray, 4th Duke of Norfolk and Lady Elizabeth Talbot. Anne was a much-sought after match, when her father, John de Mowbray, 4th Duke of Norfolk, died in 1476 he left his daughter a wealthy heiress. On January 15, 1478, 5-year-old Anne, was married in St Stephen’s Chapel, Westminster, to the younger son of Edward IV and his queen, Elizabeth Woodville. The groom, Richard was four.  The marriage, however, did not last long. Anne died at Greenwich, nearly two years before her husband disappeared into the Tower of London. This New Barnet street was part of Plantagenet Road until about 1970 and is one of a number of roads in the area whose names are connected with the Wars of the Roses, in commemoration of the Battle of Barnet.

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