7 Jul 2010

Anne of Cleves

The bookmark with the portrait of Anne of Cleves from the United Kingdom.

Anne of Cleves (1515 – 1557) was a German noblewoman and the fourth wife of Henry VIII of England and as such she was Queen of England from 6 January 1540 to 9 July 1540. The marriage was never consummated, and she was not crowned queen consort. Following the annulment of their marriage, Anne was given a generous settlement by the King, and thereafter referred to as the King's Beloved Sister.

Anne was the subject of two portraits by Hans Holbein the younger who painted her in 1539.

It's so interesting to get acquainted with the Tudor dynasty through the bookmarks!!! I've started reading the books of Phillipa Gregory and I'm so captivated! Do you like reading history novels?

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