If Anne Neville had mixed emotions during the autumn and winter of 1470, then that's nothing compared to what happened in the spring of 1471.
In the 21st century, we view our fourteen year olds as children. Our instinct is to protect them and to keep them from danger. Not so in the 15th century.
The adolescent Anne was expected to consummate her wedding to Edward of Westminster. He was only sixteen, so probably as inexperienced as his wife. But even so, that was a marriage bed and her 'job' was to become pregnant as soon and as often as possible.
Anne's one saving grace was that she did not.
She was also under the control of Margaret of Anjou, her mother in law, whom Anne had previously considered only in terms of a demonic she-wolf. All around her, people were preparing for war.
In March 1470, three months after Anne's wedding, Edward IV arrived back in London and seized back his throne. Henry VI was thrown in the Tower of London. The political fortunes teetered back in favor of the white rose.
Anne's father was killed at the Battle of Barnet, in the same month, while trying to reinstate the Lancastrian king. Her mother immediately fled into sanctuary, effectively leaving her daughters without any parental support at all.
Within days, Henry VI died in the Tower of London. The official cause of death was 'deep melancholy'. It's possibly true. But the 'deep melancholy' would have been felt over the knife being bludgeoned into his body.
That technically made Anne the Red Queen, but first they would have to oust Edward IV long enough for a coronation.
News didn't travel very fast in the 15th century. It was April before Anne found out any of this. She was in the company of Margaret of Anjou, arriving at the head of an invasion force on an English beach.
Anne was alone amongst her traditional enemies, while her traditional allies held the throne. She marched with Margaret of Anjou, Edward of Westminster and a large Lancastrian army towards Wales. The idea was to gather a Welsh army to defeat the York army. Word had been sent ahead to Jasper Tudor to this effect, but he couldn't get the Welsh to them in time.
The York army caught up with them at Tewkesbury, just across the river from the relative safety of Wales. Anne was there on the battlefield, an eye-witness to the sheer brutality of Medieval warfare.