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princess garnet
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Blog post: Anne of Cleves

Postby princess garnet » Sun June 2nd, 2013, 7:54 pm

Came across this blog post about Anne of Cleves--some of the info. is quite interesting!

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Lisa
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Postby Lisa » Mon June 3rd, 2013, 9:02 am

An interesting read, thanks for the link. Although I feel surprised that she would really have wanted to marry him again! She must have been really bored to be that desperate...

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Postby fljustice » Mon June 3rd, 2013, 3:57 pm

Thanks for the post! Very interesting, particularly that she was raised Catholic and died Catholic. I always thought the point of the marriage was to make an alliance with a Protestant Prince.
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annis
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Postby annis » Tue June 4th, 2013, 7:34 am

Anne of Cleves was one of the great survivors of the Tudor period. She actually maintained quite a cordial relationship with old Henry- he used to visit her for comfortable dinners and called her "sister" - not a hopeful sign for remarriage you would have thought!

Why he didn't take to her as a wife is hard to fathom. Maybe Hillary Mantel had something when she said of Henry - "I think we can say that the old monster was a bit of a romantic. Later in life, when he married Anne of Cleves, he didn’t want to have sex with a woman with whom he wasn’t in love; it was a scruple that baffled his contemporaries".


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