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Re: Hans Holbein & King Henry VIII

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Sun, 5 Dec 1999 19:38:26 EST

In a message dated 12/5/99 8:33:58 AM Pacific Standard Time,
apeshet writes:

<< Henry VIII was furious
when he finally met the lady and nicknamed her the "Cow of
Flanders." Needless to say, the marriage didn't go well and he
ended up divorcing her and making her something similar to his
sister in rank. She was kept in a separate palace; a sad and >>

It was the "Mare of Flanders." Some wrote that she wasn't that bad looking,
and that she was a charming personality, Henry was one of those who fall for
the superficial. Anne was the one who made the deal and was given the choice
of returning to Cleves and her Fathers house or staying in England as Henry's
cousin-she chose to stay and became the only one of his wives to live happily
around him. She was her own mistress and kept a small court. She was very
charitable and kind and a fine manager of her estates, she was often at court
and received many visitors when in the country.
This information can be found in the court records of the time.

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