Anne of Cleves: Henry VIII’s most successful queen

Is it true that Tudor king Henry VIII was so repelled by Anne of Cleves (1515–1557) that he was unable to consummate their marriage? Anne of Cleves has gone down in history as the ugly wife, and she was the shortest reigning of all Henry's wives. But, can she be regarded as Henry's most successful queen? As Tracy Borman explains, the true story of Henry VIII's fourth wife – a popular, pragmatic woman – is entirely different to this humiliating fiction…

Portrait of Anne of Cleves

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