Things I Like: Anne of Cleves (The Tudors)

Anne of Cleves The Tudors TV SERIES

Henry VIII’s fourth wife Anne of Cleves seems the strangest choice for a bride when you first see her. Purely political, the marriage was to protect Henry against Catholic foes. But the Protestant Germans seemed very resistant to the marriage and even tried to hide Anne’s face behind a veil.

Anne of Cleves meeting King Henry VIII The Tudors TV SERIES

But Henry eventually gets to see his bride’s face and man he is not happy. Mainly because she didn’t like him too much either.

Anne of Cleves King Henry VIII wedding The Tudors TV SERIES

But Kings have to marry often not for love. Despite what Henry says, I don’t think she’s ugly.

Queen Anne of Cleves The Tudors TV SERIES

But after a very awkward try to create a second prince, Henry decides to annul the marriage.

The Tudors TV SERIES Anne of Cleves

Anne decides to stay in England instead of returning home. She befriends both Mary and Elizabeth and is kind to almost everyone. If I was King Henry VIII, she’d be the wife I’d pick. Sure most of the others were prettier, but none were as sweet.

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