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Anne of Cleves: Fourth Wife of Henry VIII

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Many possible brides were hesitant to marry Henry VIII, a man notorious for his treatment of previous wives. Because no woman emerged as the obvious choice, Thomas Cromwell's assessment of the religious and political pressures of the late 1530s led him to suggest one of the two daughters of the safely Protestant Duke of Cleves as a prospective bride. Anne was chosen, large...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published June 1st 1995 by Rubicon Press
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Pete daPixie
From 1995, Mary Saaler's 'Anne of Cleves-Fourth Wife of Henry VIII' is a short overview of a queen unqueened. Her brief stint of just six months with Henry in 1540 is covered here in a similar concise manner, in under one hundred and twenty pages.
Saaler's notes and bibliography show she has studied her subject through writings both old and modern, i.e. Holinshed's 'Chronicles of England' (1808), Hall's 'Henry VIII' (1904), and the Oxford and Cambridge Histories, up to the studies of Antonia Fras...more
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