Anne of cleves

[Holbein, Hans. Anne of Cleves, 1538-39, Louvre, Paris]

Anne of Cleves

The fourth wife of Henry VIII.  Lasting only six months.

Early Life

Born the daughter of the Duke of Cleves, Anne had been betrothed to a man when she was young, but when her father died that agreement was gone.


Through the scheming of Henry VIII's privy counselor, Thomas Cromwell, Henry married Anne to gain connection to other protestant countries.


Tassi, Marguerite. "Anne of Cleves." World History: The Modern Era. 2009. Web. 14 Oct. 2009. <>.

--Niki Squier 22:08, October 14, 2009 (UTC)

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