Anne of Cleves was the queen consort of Henry VIII of England from January 6, 1540 to July 9, 1540.
Whatever the reason, Henry was not happy with Anne when she arrived in England but went ahead with the marriage on January 6 at the royal Palace of Placentia in Greenwich, London. In view of his record as a husband, it was not appropriate for him to deal violently or unjustly with Anne, and a pretext was quickly found for divorce. The marriage was annulled on July 9, 1540, on the grounds that she had been previously contracted to marry the Duke of Lorraine, and she was given a generous settlement, including Hever Castle, home of Henry's former in-laws the Boleyns. Made a Princess of England and called "sister" by her former husband, Anne remained in England for the rest of her life. She was the last of Henry's six wives to die, in London, on July 16, 1557. By then, she had converted to Roman Catholicism, and remained on good terms with one-time stepdaughter Princess Mary (also known as "Bloody Mary") Tudor.
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