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Anne of Cleves (m. 1540) Divorced. Henry VIII's 4th wife. Image via Alison Weir Tours

By Roland Hui ___________________________ Anne of Cleves – Henry VIII’s Luckiest Wife? By Roland Hui ___________________________ Of Henry VIII’s six wives, Anne of Cleves has the distinction of not.

King Henry VIII's six wives. Catherine of Aragon (divorced); Anne Boleyn (beheaded); Jane Seymour (died); Anne of Cleves (divorced); Catherine Howard (beheaded); and Catherine Parr (predeceased by Henry VIII).

Henry VIII's break from Rome King Henry VIII's six wives. Catherine of Aragon (divorced); Anne of Cleves (divorced); and Catherine Parr (predeceased by Henry VIII).

Anne of Cleves, Fourth Wife of Henry VIII, Waxwork at Warwick Castle | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

A detail of an Anne of Cleves waxwork statue at Warwick Castle, based on her portrait by Holbein.

Although throughout her reign Queen Elizabeth I never spoke publicly of her mother, the “treasonous” and beheaded second wife of Henry VIII,  upon Elizabeth’s death in 1603, this ring was removed from her finger. Within its secret compartment are two miniature enamel portraits, one of Elizabeth, the other, of a woman many believe to be Anne.

“ Although throughout her reign Queen Elizabeth I never spoke publicly of her mother, the “treasonous” and beheaded second wife of Henry VIII, upon Elizabeth’s death in this ring was removed from her finger. Within its secret compartment are.

King Henry VIII (1509 - 1547) The best known fact about Henry is that he had six wives. British school children learn the following rhyme to help them remember the fate of each wife: "Divorced, Beheaded, Died: Divorced, Beheaded, Survived".

Henry VIII -- -- Joos van Cleve -- Flemish -- Oil on wood -- British Royal Trust Collection

Queen Jane Seymour - Henry VIII's beloved 3rd wife - only wife to provide a son, yet died soon after giving birth. Henry went into a great depression after she died because of his love for her.

Queen Jane Seymour, Third Wife of Henry VIII Henry actually claimed Jane to be his most beloved of wives, and the one he regretted most (mother of his only living son) most likely because she didn't live long enough for him to tire of her

Anne of Cleves traveled to England and Henry VIII rushed to meet his young bride. According to Henry, the Holbein portrait had been over-complimentary to Anne - Holbein had reflected her sweet nature in the portrait but Anne of Cleves was not what Henry expected. "I like her not!" he told everyone... King Henry could not get out of the marriage contract and the marriage ceremony went ahead.

Anne of Cleves travelled to England and Henry rushed to meet his young bride…

Anne Boleyn: Salacious claims of Anne Boleyn's incest in Henry VIII documents placed online

Salacious claims of Anne Boleyn's incest in Henry VIII documents placed online

Anne Boleyn: Salacious claims of Anne Boleyn's incest in Henry VIII documents placed online

On this day in 1557, Anne of Cleves died. Henry VIII's 4th wife, Anne outlived all the other wives as well as Henry. Henry VIII and Anne of Cleves were married for just over 6 months when they were formally annulled on July 9th the same year. Henry gave Anne Hever Castle as part of the settlement, which stayed in her possession until her death in 1557. Henry and Anne enjoyed a firm friendship long after their annulment.

On this day in 1557, Anne of Cleves died. Henry VIII's 4th wife, Anne outlived all the other wives as well as Henry. Henry VIII and Anne of Cleves were married for just over 6 months when they were formally annulled on July 9th the same year. Henry gave Anne Hever Castle as part of the settlement, which stayed in her possession until her death in 1557. Henry and Anne enjoyed a firm friendship long after their annulment.

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