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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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