Saturday, August 11, 2018

Review: Anne of Cleves - Henry VIII's Unwanted Wife by Sarah-Beth Watkins

Anne of Cleves: Henry VIII's Unwanted Wife
This is a nice concise entry level introduction into Anne of Cleves, fourth wife of King Henry VIII of England. It gives us an entree into the life of a woman, who despite her royal lineage, was never destined to be queen, and who it seemed (according to the author), was quite content to remain a "homebody" at the court of her family.

She was, when the search for a new wife for Henry VIII began in @ 1537, "... one at the end of an unflattering list ... report not favourable .." And yet, queen she became - and she seemed to make the most of her life as an independent woman of means following the divorce from Henry when " .... my husband hath nevertheless taken and adopted me for his sister ...."

A base for further reading.

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