Anne of Cleves, fourth wife of Henry VIII

| September 22, 2016

Anne of Cleves, fourth wife of Henry VIII

Today is the 501st anniversary of the birth of Anne of Cleves, fourth wife of King Henry VIII. You can find out about her background, how she came to be married to Henry VIII and what happened when they did marry in my article Birth of Anne of Cleves, but I thought it would be […]

Anna, Tochter von Kleve by Heather R. Darsie

| July 16, 2015

Anna, Tochter von Kleve by Heather R. Darsie

Thank you to Heather Darsie for sharing this article on Anne of Cleves with us today. Heather is busy researching Anne at the moment and is finding her a fascinating woman. By the way, “Anna, Tochter von Kleve” means “Anne, daughter of Cleves”. July 16, 2015 marks the 458th anniversary of Anna von Kleve’s death. […]

The Schwanenburg, Castle of the Dukes of Cleves

| October 9, 2013

The Schwanenburg, Castle of the Dukes of Cleves

Thank you so much to Elena Homburg from Kleve for taking these beautiful photos of Swan Castle (the Schwanenburg), the former home of the Dukes of Cleves, the family of Anne of Cleves, Henry VIII’s fourth wife. Anne is also said to have lived there before she travelled to England in 1539 to marry Henry […]

22 September 1515 – Birth of Anne of Cleves, Fourth Wife of Henry VIII

| September 22, 2013

22 September 1515 – Birth of Anne of Cleves, Fourth Wife of Henry VIII

On 22nd September 1515 Anna von Jülich-Kleve-Berg (known in English as Anne of Cleves), was born near Düsseldorf. She was the second daughter of John III, Duke of Jülich, Cleves and Berg, an important German ruler, and Maria of Jülich-Berg. Anne had royal blood; not only was she descended from Edward I, she was also, […]