20 June 1540 – Queen Anne of Cleves is unhappy

Posted By on June 20, 2016

Anne of Cleves miniatureOn this day in history, 20th June 1540, five months after her marriage to King Henry VIII, Queen Anne of Cleves complained to her ambassador, Carl Harst, about the King’s interest in one of her maids of honour, a young woman by the name of Catherine Howard.

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Anne of Cleves is one of the History Hot 100 recently compiled by BBC History Magazine and Conor Byrne has kindly written an article on how Henry VIII’s six wives are as popular as ever – click here to read that now.

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