27 December 1539 – Anne of Cleves lands on English Soil

| December 27, 2015

27 December 1539 – Anne of Cleves lands on English Soil

On 27th December 1539, at 5pm, Anne of Cleves (or Anna von Jülich-Kleve-Berg as she was actually known in her home country) landed at Deal in Kent in preparation for her forthcoming marriage to King Henry VIII. She was met by Sir Thomas Cheyne and taken to Deal Castle to rest after her long journey. […]