9 July 1540 The End of Henry VIII’s Marriage to Anne of Cleves

| July 9, 2013

9 July 1540 The End of Henry VIII’s Marriage to Anne of Cleves

On 9th July 1540, convocation declared that Henry VIII and Anne of Cleves had never been legal married and that they were both free to remarry. The judgement is found in Letters and Papers: “The clergy of both provinces have received the King’s commission (recited), dated Westm., 6 July 32 Hen. VIII. After mature deliberation, […]