Anne of Cleves (God Send Me Well to Keep)

15 Nov

Born: 22nd September 1515

Died: 16th July 1557

Anne of Cleves was Henry’s fourth wife. Henry had in fact fell in love with Anne when he saw a portrait of her. However, it was a whole different story when Henry meet Anne face to face. He called her a Flanders Mare. But he stuck by his word and married Anne. Henry valued education a lot whereas Anne didn’t and she wasn’t very well educated like Henry’s previous wives were. Henry and Anne’s marriage was never consummated. Only months after Henry married Anne he asked her for annulment of their marriage. Which Anne agreed too. He asked Anne to leave the court and there marriage was then annulled. However, Henry made sure that Anne was well looked after and comfortable for the rest of her life. He also gave her a title which was “The King’s Beloved Sister”. Anne died short before her 42nd Birthday and the most likely cause of Anne’s death was cancer. Anne was then buried in Westminster Abbey.

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