What's Love Got to Do With It? Anne of Cleves and Henry VIII

Kathy Copeland Padden
5 min readMar 26, 2020
Photo by The Anne Boleyn Files

She was arguably the luckiest of Henry VIII’s six wives. Had she been less agreeable she could have found herself facing the executioner’s block, but instead she led a happy life of luxury and privilege. When she died on July 16, 1557, it was as the late King Henry’s “beloved sister” and one of the highest-ranking and most beloved ladies in England.

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Kathy Copeland Padden

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