dirty fat king henry VIII 1500’s

History records that when King Henry VIII met his wife to be Princess Anne of Cleve’s from Germany he said she was plain and ugly. From Anne of Cleaves viewpoint she had never seen a photo or painting of Henry before. She was told he was tall ,red headed, and handsome. That was twenty years before. The king planned on surprising Anne at Greenwich where she was staying on New Years Eve 1540. The surprise backfired and Henry was taken aback that Anne did not recognize him nor did she submit to him kissing her and later forcing her to … Continue reading dirty fat king henry VIII 1500’s

Anne of Cleves 4th Wife of King Henry VIII of England 1500’s

Author Dr. Pel Mead Anne of Cleves was a 24 year old German Princess who could not speak English and spoke low German or high Dutch as it was called. She was the sister of the Duke of Cleves, William of Germany on the Dutch border. The marriage and treaty was advised to prevent France from invading England. Anne had a poc marked face, a long nose, and a skinny tall body with a plane face. The King when he first met her was not impressed. She could not pay a musical instrument. She was taught by her mother to … Continue reading Anne of Cleves 4th Wife of King Henry VIII of England 1500’s

Anne of Cleves the German Step mother to Mary Queen of France

Anne of Cleves was King Henry VIII of England’s fourth wife in the 1500’s. He thought she was ugly and had the marriage annulled after marrying her to avoid a war with Germany or Duke William of CLeves in Germany. Anne got a great annulment settlement from the King the Castle that belonged to Ann Boelyn and two other great homes plus 3,000 crowns a month allowance. She asked the King to allow his daughter Elizabeth to visit her in her castle often and he agreed. She was 24 and a year older than Mary the oldest daughter of King … Continue reading Anne of Cleves the German Step mother to Mary Queen of France

Anne of Cleve’s, 4th wife of King Henry VIII

Anne was the step mother of Mary oldest daughter of king Henry VIII. she was a year older than Mary and a close friend who helped both Mary and Elizabeth educate themselves. she outlived Henry VIii and lived to see the Coronation of Mary as Queen of England. she became a close friend to the King and he named her his beloved sister. she was a German princess of age 24 when Henry arranged with her brother Duke William of Cleve’s to have then married. many were not aware of her influence on Mary daughter of the King. I intend … Continue reading Anne of Cleve’s, 4th wife of King Henry VIII