January 3, 1540- Official meeting of Henry VIII and Anne of Cleves

Henry and Anne of Cleves’ disastrous meeting at the Bishop’s Palace two days before had not been planned but Henry anxious to meet his bride rode ahead of schedule, eager to meet her. Unfortunately for him, Anne was not knowledgeable of the King’s love for courtly love and the meeting needless to say, as previously stated in one blog entry of mine, turned disastrous.
Had Henry known, or if Anne had been informed, we can speculate how different things would have gone. We will never know and can only guess.

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