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22nd September 1515 – Anne of Cleves is Born

On 22nd September 1515, Anne of Cleves was born. Her full name was Anna von Jülich-Kleve-Berg and she was born near Düsseldorf. She was the second daughter of John III, Duke of Cleves, Jülich and Berg, and Maria of Jülich-Berg. Nowadays, most of … Continue reading

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Ladies-in-Waiting: Women Who Served at the Tudor Court – Book Review

Ladies-in-Waiting: Women Who Served at the Tudor Court is a book written by Victoria Sylvia Evans. This was an odd buy for me, as I had decided that I wouldn’t buy anything until after my birthday (21st August), but something … Continue reading

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16th July 1557 – Anne of Cleves Dies

On the 16th July 1557, Anne of Cleves died at Chelsea Old Manor. She was the last of Henry VIII’s wives to die, outliving the King by ten years and even living to see Mary I’s coronation. When Anne’s health … Continue reading

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9th July 1540 – Anne of Cleves and Henry VIII’s Marriage Is Annulled

On the 9th July 1540, the marriage of Henry VIII and Anne of Cleves was declared null and void. They had married on the 6th January 1540 but things hadn’t gone well from the start. In Anne’s eyes, the proceedings … Continue reading

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20th June 1540 – Anne of Cleves Complains About Henry VIII and Katherine Howard

On the 20th June 1540, Anne of Cleves complained to the Cleves agent in London, Karl Harst. Even though she probably understood little of the political storm which raged around her, of which she was the all-too-passive cause, she did … Continue reading

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The Six Wives of Henry VIII Series (1970) Review – Anne of Cleves Episode

This episode I wasn’t looking forward to as much, I wasn’t sure how they could make the short marriage of Henry VIII and Anne of Cleves last 90 minutes. It starts of with Henry talking to Cromwell, Cromwell tries to … Continue reading

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