Podcast: Anne of Cleves, Part One

anne of cleves


Divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived…

Henry VIII searched all over Europe for a new bride, but he was beginning to get a reputation as a dangerous man to marry. Princess Christina of Denmark seems to have summed up the attitude of most Protestant princesses when she said:

Had I but two heads, I would happily put one of them at the King of England’s disposal.

That’s why we never had a Queen Christina, but we did have a Queen Anne of Cleves. Sort of. Briefly.

Find out why Henry VIII’s fourth wife was so troubling to the king here!


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