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Hever Castle- Henry VIII awarded Anne of Cleves the honorary title of ‘The King’s Sister’, £500 a year, a sufficient household and two houses. She was allowed to lease Hever, at an annual rent of £9-13s-3½d. Anne owned Hever Castle until her death in 1557 but it is not known how much time she spent at the Castle. However, there is a surviving letter written by Anne to Mary Tudor in 1554 signed ‘from my poore house of Hever’.

Anne of Cleves window at Hever Castle. Anne of Cleves, fourth wife of Henry VIII, owned Hever Castle until her death in 1557 but it is not known how much time she spent at the Castle. Credit and thanks to Hever Castle.

Hampton Court - the Great Watching Chamber built in honor of Jane Seymour after she gave birth to Henry VIII's son and heir. The room's name comes from the presence of royal guards in the room protecting Henry VIII.

Stained glass windows - Hampton Court - the Great Watching Chamber built in honor of Jane Seymour after she gave birth to Henry VIII's son and heir. The room's name comes from the presence of royal guards in the room protecting Henry VIII.

Henry VIII and his six wives (in order) by reconstruction artist M.A. Ludwig

Henry VIII and his six wives (in order) by reconstruction artist M. Queen Catherine of Aragon, Queen Anne Boleyn, Queen Jane Seymour, Queen Anne of Cleves, Queen Catherine Howard and Queen Catherine Parr.

Henry VIII had a secret daughter who should have taken English throne before Elizabeth I, historian claims Interesting...

Henry VIII had a secret daughter who should have taken English throne before Elizabeth I, historian claims

Illegitimate: A depiction of Bessie Blount - King Henry VIII's secret mistress from the side of her parent's tomb - Henry VIII had a secret daughter who should have taken English throne before Elizabeth I, historian claims

Henry VIII’s kitchen complex contained 50 rooms, including larders for fish, meat and grain, and areas for boiling, pastry making and making confectionary. The kitchens provided food for the courtiers and staff, Henry had his own private kitchens near his own suite of rooms.

Henry VIII’s kitchen complex contained 50 rooms, including larders for fish…

Anne of Cleves  By Richard Burchett

Anne of Cleves, wife of King Henry VIII, of England. (see our Wall-Sutton-Runyon/Reignion ancestry chart) By Richard Burchett Oil on panel,

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Saint Thomas More and King Henry VIII, Our Lady and English Martyrs Church, Cambridge, England, UK

Bed head of Henry VIII and Anne of Cleves   This bed head was designed for Henry VIII's unsuccessful marriage to Anne of Cleves. It was made in England in 1539 but since the marriage was broken up six months later it probably was not used for some time. It is currently held by a museum in Glasgow.

Anne of Cleves headboard was constructed to celebrate the marriage of Henry VIII and Anne of Cleves in It is painted with the initials and symbols of Henry and Anne. It is currently held in the Burrell Collection in Glasgow.

Title page of Roland Hui's version of Anne Boleyn's Coronation book

Coronation emblem of Queen Anne Boleyn. Probably a reconstruction by Roland Hui. I am grateful to Lucy Churchill for this information and for her suggestion of the Anne Boleyn Files for more information.

Grave of Kathryn Howard, fifth wife of Henry VIII, in St Peter ad Vincula Church, Tower of London

Grave of Catherine Howard, fifth wife of Henry VIII, in the Chapel of St. Peter ad Vincula, Tower of London.

Bedroom at Thornbury Castle. Yes, Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn really did stay at the castle! (Six Wives of Henry VIII 2013)

Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn stayed at this castle. (Six Wives of Henry VIII

Anne of Cleves, Fourth Wife of Henry VIII, Waxwork at Warwick Castle | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

A detail of an Anne of Cleves waxwork statue at Warwick Castle, based on her portrait by Holbein.

Princess Mary Tudor - kings-and-queens Photo

Mary Tudor, daughter of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York, and younger sister of Henry VIII. Full length portrait by Richard Burchett, oil on panel,

Opening Trial Document from the Trial of Anne Boleyn

Opening Trial Document from the Trial of Anne Boleyn This document is the record of the beginning of the trial of Anne Boleyn and her brother, George. It is part of a set of records that document the fall of Anne Boleyn and the charges made against.

The illumination depicts Henry VIII’s Tudor rose and the pomegranate of Granada adopted by Katherine of Aragon. From Thomas More’s Coronation Suite-Henry VIII and Katherine of Aragon-The rose and pomegranate, a symbol of fertility, are entwined, promising a fruitful union.

The illumination depicts Henry VIII’s Tudor rose and the pomegranate of Granada adopted by Katherine of Aragon. The rose and pomegranate, a symbol of fertility, are entwined, promising a fruitful union.

Anne Von Kleves (Anne of Cleves) wax figure. 4th wife of Henry VIII. Motto: 'God send me well to keep'

Anne Von Kleves (Anne of Cleves), fourth wife of Henry VIII, wax figure. Motto: 'God send me well to keep.

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