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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 ...

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The Marrying of Anne of Cleves: Royal Protocol in Early Modern England
2011, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521179690

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