The Marrying of Anne of Cleves

The Marrying of Anne of Cleves

Royal Protocol in Early Modern England

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This book is a study of the marrying of Anne of Cleves to King Henry VIII. It contains fascinating material - including 'demonic' interference and sexual politics at court - which differs greatly from the usual stereotyped accounts of Anne. It also provides a rich context of royal courtship rituals, and a startling account of the king's failure to consummate his marriage. Contrary to the standard view, Henry's marriage procedures, from the advent of negotiations and the portrait of Anne by Hans Holbein the Younger to Henry's Rochester greeting of Anne - in disguise - and the Greenwich nuptials, all followed usual royal protocol. But the king's sexual incapacity, which prevented the consummation of the marriage, culminated in the fall and subsequent execution of Thomas Cromwell and his client Lord Hungerford, who were both tarred with the brush of sexual heresy.
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2000
ISBN: 9780521770378
Branch Call Number: 392/.5/08621/0942/War 359401 1
Characteristics: xiv, 343 p. : ill. (some col.)


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