Anne of Cleves left her homeland in 1539 to marry the king of England. She was not brought up to be a queen, yet out of many possible choices she was the bride Henry VIII chose as his fourth wife. But, from their first meeting the king decided he liked her not and sought an immediate divorce. After just six months their marriage was annulled, leaving Anne one of the wealthiest women in England. This is the story of Anne's marriage to Henry, how the daughter of Cleves survived him and her life afterwards.
The latest in the series of popular Tudor biographies from Sarah-Beth Watkins, author of Lady Katherine Knollys: The Unacknowledged Daughter of King Henry VIII
Anne of Cleves is often glossed over by historians eager to reach the more 'juicy' story of Katherine Howard. Sarah-Beth Watkins' book restores Anne to her rightful place as one of Henry VIII's most fascinating and charming queens. Dr Josephine Wilkinson , author of Mary Boleyn, Katherine Howard and The Early Loves of Anne Boleyn
Praise for Sarah-Beth Watkins' recent book Margaret Tudor, Queen of Scots: 'Combining careful research with an engaging narrative style, Sarah-Beth Watkins takes the reader on a journey through the hardships and triumphs of this elusive Tudor woman.' Adrienne Dillard, author of Cor Rotto: A novel of Catherine Carey
Out 26 October. Available from Amazon UK and Amazon US
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