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Anne of Cleves?

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Anne of Cleves?

Post by Divia » Mon January 25th, 2010, 1:24 am

Are there any books about Anne after her marriage to Henry? I checked out a wiki article on her and she seemed to be pretty active in different things.
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Post by annis » Mon January 25th, 2010, 5:26 am

I enjoyed Mavis Cheek's novel, "Amenable Women". It's a past/present story, quite well done.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Amenable-Women- ... 0571238947

"Telegraph" review here:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/book ... -head.html

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Post by boswellbaxter » Mon January 25th, 2010, 5:35 am

There's a nonfiction book by Retha Warnicke called, The Marrying of Anne of Cleves:

http://www.amazon.com/Marrying-Anne-Cle ... 0521770378


Elizabeth Norton has one soon-to-be-published about her also, aptly entitled Anne of Cleves. I can't say, though, that I was very impressed by Norton's She-Wolves book. Some really weird errors in the chapter on Isabella of France.

http://www.amazon.com/ANNE-CLEVES-Henry ... =1-1-spell

Oh, and for HF, there's Margaret Campbell Barnes' My Lady of Cleves. It's a bit fanciful, but a fun read.
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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Mon January 25th, 2010, 6:32 am

My Lady of Cleeves, by Margaret Campbell Barnes, is excellent. There's a review on the forum by AmyB here.

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Post by Divia » Mon January 25th, 2010, 10:54 am

Excellent. Thank you ladies. :)
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Post by Amanda » Mon January 25th, 2010, 9:59 pm

There is also another NF book by Mary Saaler Ann of Cleves: Fourth Wife of Henry VIII. Idon't have this one myself.

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Post by Margaret » Sat February 6th, 2010, 6:13 am

Annis has contributed a review of Amenable Women at HistoricalNovels.info. It sounds like a good read for anyone interested in the Tudor era who's gotten a bit tired of the tragic Anne Boleyns and Katherine Howards and is looking for something a bit more humorous and upbeat. I've rather admired Anne of Cleves since I saw the segment on her in the TV series "The Six Wives of Henry VIII."
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