1540 – The Epiphany wedding of Henry VIII and Anne of Cleves

| January 6, 2016

1540 – The Epiphany wedding of Henry VIII and Anne of Cleves

On the feast of the Epiphany, 6th January 1540, Henry VIII married Anna von Jülich-Kleve-Berg, commonly known as Anne of Cleves, in the Queen’s Closet of the Chapel Royal at Greenwich Palace. Henry VIII had been trying to get out of the marriage since their disastrous meeting on New Year’s Day but had realised that […]

4 September 1539 – The Duke of Cleves Promises Anne of Cleves in Marriage to Henry VIII

| September 4, 2013

4 September 1539 – The Duke of Cleves Promises Anne of Cleves in Marriage to Henry VIII

On the 4th September 1539 William, Duke of Cleves, signed the marriage treaty promising his sister, Anne of Cleves, in marriage to King Henry VIII. The Duke then sent the treaty to England, where it was ratified and concluded by early October, being signed by the king’s commissioners on 4th October 1539. In her book, […]

6 January 1540 – Henry VIII Marries Anne of Cleves

| January 6, 2012

6 January 1540 – Henry VIII Marries Anne of Cleves

Yes, on this day in history, 6th January 1540, King Henry VIII married Anne of Cleves, full name Anna von Jülich-Kleve-Berg, in the Queen’s Closet at Greenwich Palace. According to the chronicler Edward Hall, Anne was dressed in a gown of cloth of gold “set full of large flowers of great & Orient Pearle” with […]