The Difficulty of writing Historical Fiction

Currently I am writing a historical fiction novel about Anne of Cleves the 4th wife of King Henry VIII in 1539 in England. Anne managed to escape getting her head cut off and in return for their annulment King Henry awarded her 3,000 ducats a month and Richmond castle and several other castles an manors…

A Map of Cleves during the 1500’s

Anne of Cleves came from the Dutchy in Germany on the Dutch border where her brother the Duke of Cleves ruled. King Henry VIII need an ally in Europe to defend against a French invasion and marrying Anne would cement a tie between two major powers.