Daily History Byte: Anne of Cleves: Henry VIII’s most successful queen

Anne of Cleves, fourth wife of King Henry VIII of England, bears the distinction of being his luckiest wife. This is despite the fact she has been known historically as “the Flanders mare”. Historian Tracy Borman sheds some light on why Anne is quite awesome.

For centuries, Anne of Cleves has been cast as a hapless figure who so repelled Henry VIII that he was unable to consummate their marriage. Yet in truth she was a popular, pragmatic woman who fought back from a very public humiliation to become Henry’s most successful queen, says Tracy Borman…

Source: Anne of Cleves: Henry VIII’s most successful queen | History Extra

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