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  ::Anne of Cleves::
Anne of Cleves was Henry VIII’s fourth wife.
Anne of Cleves was chosen from one such portrait.
Anne was so naïve that when Henry kissed her goodnight before leaving her with her maids of honour, she was convinced that she would become pregnant because of this.
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 Anne of Cleves: Biography, Portraits, Primary Sources
Anne of Cleves was the fourth wife of King Henry VIII; it was a very brief marriage, to the astonishment of all observers but the relief of both spouses.
Anne's reaction to Henry's physical charms was not recorded, but she agreed to an annulment very quickly and remained in England for the rest of her life.
Anne was 24 years old, and had spent most of her life at the ducal court of Dusseldorf.
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  Tudor Images: Anne of Cleves: Portrait Information
Anne of Cleves, c1539 by Hans Holbein the Younger
But the changing ideals of female beauty cannot be predicted, and when she arrived in England in late December 1539, poor Anne of Cleves was dismissed by her future husband as a 'fat Flanders mare'.
The portrait of Anne is pedestrian, rather bland; the artist is far more interested in her wedding gown and its elaborate embroidery than in her features or expression.
www.marileecody.com /cleves-portraits.html   (466 words)

  
  England Under The Tudors: Queen Anne of Cleves (c.1515-1557)
ANNE OF CLEVES (1515-1557), Queen of England, fourth wife of Henry VIII, King of England, daughter of John, Duke of Cleves, and Mary, only daughter of William, Duke of Juliers, was born on the 22nd of September 1515.
An attempt to procure her reinstalment on the disgrace of Catherine Howard failed, and there was no foundation for the report that she had given birth to a child of which Henry was the reputed father.
Ann Of Cleves: Fourth Wife of Henry VIII.
www.luminarium.org /encyclopedia/anneofcleves.htm   (604 words)

  
 Anne of Cleves: Biography, Portraits, Primary Sources
Anne of Cleves was the fourth wife of King Henry VIII; it was a very brief marriage, to the astonishment of all observers but the relief of both spouses.
Anne's reaction to Henry's physical charms was not recorded, but she agreed to an annulment very quickly and remained in England for the rest of her life.
Anne was 24 years old, and had spent most of her life at the ducal court of Dusseldorf.
www.englishhistory.net /tudor/monarchs/cleves.html   (3711 words)

  
  ipedia.com: Anne of Cleves Article   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Anne of Cleves was the queen consort of Henry VIII of England from January 6, 1540 to July 9, 1540.
Anne was born on September 22, 1515, at Düsseldorf, the daughter of John III, ruler of the German du...
Anne was born on September 22, 1515, at Düsseldorf, the daughter of John III, ruler of the German duchy of Cleves.
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 Tudor Herstory: Anne of Cleves
The forth wife of Henry VIII was a German noblewoman and sister to the Duke of Cleves.
Anne was to proclaim that her prior engagement to the Dukes son was not legally called off and therefore their marriage was invalid.
Anne and Henry's marriage was declared invalid in July of 1540.
tudorherstory.tripod.com /annecleves.html   (1275 words)

  
 Courtly Lives ... Anne of Cleves
When the marriage between Henry VIII and Anne of Cleves was annulled in 1541, she was given this house in Southover as part of her settlement, but it is doubtful whether she ever stayed at the property, or even visited it.
Ann was born September 22, 1515, in Duca, capital of Dusseldorf and died on July 16, 1557, in England.
Anne of Cleves was buried in Westminster Abbey.
www.angelfire.com /mi4/polcrt/ACleves.html   (2601 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - Anne of Cleves (British And Irish History, Biography) - Encyclopedia
Anne of Cleves[klEvz] Pronunciation Key, 1515–57, fourth queen consort of Henry VIII of England.
The sister of William, duke of Cleves, one of the most powerful of the German Protestant princes, she was considered a desirable match for Henry by those English councilors, most notably Thomas Cromwell, who wished to ally England with the Schmalkaldic League.
Anne gave her consent and, by agreement, lived the rest of her life in England.
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 Anne of Cleves
When Holbein went in 1539, Cleves was seen as an important potential ally in the event France and the Holy Roman Empire (who had somewhat made a truce in their long history of conflict) decided to move against the countries who had thrown off the Papal authority.
Anne was probably smart enough to know that she would only be making trouble for herself if she raised any obstacles to Henry's attempts to annul the marriage.
Anne lived away from court quietly in the countryside until 1557 and attended the coronation of her former step-daughter, Mary I. She is buried in a somewhat hard to find tomb in Westminster Abbey.
tudorhistory.org /cleves   (574 words)

  
 People
When Anne of Cleves arrived in England—enduring a hazardous winter journey of more than a month to get there—in late December 1539, Henry was shocked by her appearance, which Henry called that of a “fat, Flanders mare”.
When Queen Mary I, the Roman Catholic daughter of Catherine of Aragon, ascended to the throne in 1553, Anne of Cleves was in attendance at her coronation at Westminster Abbey.
Anne died in 1557, a year before Mary died and was replaced by her resolutely Protestant sister Elizabeth I. Mary ordered that Anne’s funeral be in accordance with Roman Catholic ceremonial rites.
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 Anne of Cleves
When Holbein went in 1539, Cleves was seen as an important potential ally in the event France and the Holy Roman Empire (who had somewhat made a truce in their long history of conflict) decided to move against the countries who had thrown off the Papal authority.
Anne was probably smart enough to know that she would only be making trouble for herself if she raised any obstacles to Henry's attempts to annul the marriage.
Anne lived away from court quietly in the countryside until 1557 and attended the coronation of her former step-daughter, Mary I. She is buried in an somewhat hard to find tomb in Westminster Abbey.
www.tudorhistory.org /cleves   (574 words)

  
 Bunnykins Anne of Cleves by Royal Doulton
Agents and painters such as Hans Holbein were sent out to scout for this new wife and found Anne of Cleves, sister of the Duke of Cleves whom at that time was a potential ally of France and the Holy Roman Empire.
However, after Anne arrived, Henry did not find her the least bit attractive and was said to have called her the "Flemish Mare", although portraits show her to be a handsome woman.
Anne having seen what could happen to a wife of Henry accepted this fate and graciously took her new title "King's Sister", living quite well on property given to her by Henry.
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 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Cleves,
Anne of Cleves (1515–57) Fourth wife of Henry VIII of England.
Anne received a pension, and remained in England until her death.
The sister of William, duke of Cleves, one of the most powerful of the German Protestant princes, she was considered a desirable match for Henry by those English councilors, most notably Thomas Cromwell, who wished to ally England with the...
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 The Six Wives of Henry VIII
Father of Anne, the Duke of Cleves was allied to the Lutherans, although not a Lutheran himself.
Cleves is on the lower Rhine and the duke was a leading figure of Protestantism in Germany.
As well as his infamous painting of Anne of Cleves, he also produced designs for woodcuts for Martin Luther’s Old and New Testaments and numerous portraits of leading English figures, including Thomas Cromwell.
www.channel4.com /history/microsites/S/sixwives/friends4.html   (134 words)

  
 The Biography Channel - Anne of Cleves Biography
Anne of Cleves was born in Cleves, a principality in the lower Rhinelands of what is now Germany, in 1515.
Anne of Cleves became known as the 'Flander's Mare' - rumoured to be so unattractive the King could not bear to touch her.
Anne of Cleves lived in comfortable obscurity until her death in 1557.
www.thebiographychannel.co.uk /biography_home/341:0/Anne_of_Cleves.htm   (401 words)

  
 Monarchs Buried at Westminster Abbey   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Anne of Cleves, Henry VIII’s fourth wife, was born at Düsseldorf on 22 September 1515, daughter of Johann III, Duke of Cleves, and his wife Marie.
Anne married Henry at Greenwich on 6 January 1540 but the marriage was annulled in July of that year.
She lies on the south side of the High Altar and her monument is a low stone structure of three sections with carvings showing her initials AC with a crown, lions’ heads and skulls and crossed bones (symbols of mortality).
www.westminster-abbey.org /library/monarchs/anne_cleves.htm   (258 words)

  
 Search Results for "Cleves"
A county from late Carolingian times, it acquired (late 14th cent.) the county of Mark, in Westphalia, and in 1417 was made a duchy.
...Anne of Cleves, (klevz) (KEY), 1515-57, fourth queen consort of Henry VIII of England.
Born near Cleves and a member of the lesser German nobility, his given name was originally Jean Baptiste....
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 Biographies of Great Men & Women of England, Wales and Scotland
Lady Anne of Cleves, fourth Queen of Henry VIII, was the daughter of John, Duke of Cleves, and Mary, Duchess of Julich.
Holbein was then commissioned to paint Anne's portrait and the King, who seems to have shown an extraordinary apathy on every subject connected with his future wife except her looks, professed himself satisfied with it.
Thus Anne arrived in England in December 1539, a year too late, and Henry, who met her at Rochester, though outwardly civil, was shocked at her plainness and at the impossibility of conversing with her.
www.britannia.com /bios/acleves.html   (378 words)

  
 Anne of Cleves
Appearance of Anne of Cleves: She wore German fashions when she met Henry which were deemed to be unsophisticated.
Anne of Cleves cooperated completely with Henry's wishes - she was a clever woman and shrewd enough to take account of the demise of his previous wives.
What influence did Anne of Cleves - Fourth wife King Henry VIII & Stepmother to Queen Elizabeth I have on the life of Queen Elizabeth I? Anne of Cleves was an extremely kind step mother to Elizabeth with whom she had frequent contact.
www.elizabethan-era.org.uk /anne-of-cleves.htm   (1126 words)

  
 About Anne of CLEVES (Queen of England)
Cleves was a dukedom located on the Dutch-German border When Holbein went, Cleves was seen as an important potential ally in the event France and the Holy Roman Empire (who had someone made a truce in their long history of conflict) decided to move against the countries who had thrown off the Papal authority.
Anne didn't speak English, didn't know who this fat stranger was, and was busy watching something out the window, so she more or less ignored Henry.
Anne of Cleves died seventeen years after she and Henry divorced, the last of his wives to die.
www.tudorplace.com.ar /aboutAnneofCleves.htm   (1549 words)

  
 Portrait of Anne of Cleves by HOLBEIN, Hans the Younger
In 1539, Holbein was sent to Düren, in the Duchy of Cleves, to paint a portrait of Anne as a possible candidate for marriage.
Henry's displeasure at finding Anne of Cleves more like a `fat flanders mare' when she arrived for the marriage ceremony in January 1540 cost Holbein dear in prestige, and he received no further important work from this quarter.
Belying her appearance, Anne of Cleves, like Christina of Denmark, was no fool.
www.wga.hu /html/h/holbein/hans_y/1535h/04cleves.html   (267 words)

  
 The Six Wives of Henry VIII
Anne Boleyn was English, and of noble birth.
Their relationship after the birth of Henry's second daughter started to deteriorate, but when she gave birth to a still-born son, Henry was convinced that God thought that his marriage was wrong, because the annulment had been wrong, and that he was cursing him by not giving him a son.
Their marriage had lasted for only six months, but Anne of Cleves stayed at the Court and died in her bed in 1557, outliving Henry by ten years.
www.larmouth.demon.co.uk /sarah-jayne/wives/wives.html   (1010 words)

  
 Sussex Past - Museums & Properties - OFFICIAL SITE - Anne of Cleves House
Anne of Cleves House is a 16th century timber-framed Wealden hall-house that formed part of Anne's divorce settlement from Henry VIII in 1541.
You could become more involved in the work at Anne of Cleves House by joining the Friends of Anne of Cleves House.
The Friends of Anne of Cleves House arrange regular events during the year.
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 Anne of Cleves' Story
Anne of Cleves was one of the candidates that Cromwell brought to Henry's attention.
Anne was a moderately attractive German princess in her mid-twenties, whose brother was the ruler of the German state of Cleves.
He burst in on Anne in her guest room, and pretended to be a messenger from the King.
www.royalpaperdolls.com /ACStory.htm   (729 words)

  
 Anne of Cleves
Anne of Cleves, the daughter of John, Duke of Cleves, was born in 1515.
Henry divorced Anne in 1540 and married Catherine Howard.
Anne was granted a pension and lived in England until her death in 1557.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /TUDcleves.htm   (174 words)

  
 Amazon.com: The Marrying of Anne of Cleves: Royal Protocol in Early Modern England: Books: Retha M. Warnicke   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Ann Of Cleves: Fourth Wife of Henry VIII by Mary Saaler
The subsequent marriage procedures, from the advent of negotiations and the portrait of Anne by Hans Holbein the Younger to Henry's Rochester greeting of Anne--in disguise--and the Greenwich nuptials, all followed usual royal protocol.
I admit that I didn't know much about Anne of Cleves or how she came to be married to Henry VIII, but learned that what I had read was largely inaccurate.
www.amazon.com /Marrying-Anne-Cleves-Protocol-England/dp/0521770378   (1716 words)

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