How long was Henry V married to Anne of Cleves?


How long was Henry V married to Anne of Cleves?

Henry V:

Henry V, sometimes referred to as Henry of Monmouth, was born in 1386. He ascended to the throne of England in 1413 and died in 1422, when he was succeeded by his son Henry VI.

Answer and Explanation:

Henry V was never married to Anne of Cleves.

Henry V was born, lived, and died nearly 100 years before Anne of Cleves, who was born in 1515 and died in 1557. He was married to Catherine of Valois and had one legitimate son, who followed him on the throne of England upon his death in 1422. Henry VI died shortly after his only son, at which time the throne of England went to the victor of the War of the Roses, Edward IV of the House of York.

Following the defeat of the Yorkist Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth Field, the Tudor dynasty ascended to the throne, first in the person of Henry VII and then his son Henry VIII. Henry VIII is famous for many things, including his six wives. Anne of Cleves was Henry VIII's fourth wife from 6 January 1540 to 9 July 1540, when the marriage was annulled.

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Anne of Cleves: Facts, Children & Death


Chapter 18 / Lesson 21

Who was Anne of Cleves? Read about Henry VIII’s 4th wife to learn about her betrothal and marriage, and get other Anne of Cleves facts.

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