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The Six Wives of Henry VIII
Catherine of Aragon Anne Boleyn Jane Seymour Anne of Cleves Catherine Howard Catherine Parr
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Role As Queen
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Not speaking enough English to understand court gossip, though, she had only slowly become aware that her position was vulnerable. Rumors concerning the king's interest in maid-of-honor Catherine Howard had reached her. Together with the ambassador from Cleves, Queen Anne discussed ways to advance her coronation and thus reinforce her position.




But the talk came too late. By late June 1540, five months after her marriage, Anne of Cleves' presence at court was no longer deemed necessary. The king's Privy Council arranged for her to be moved to Richmond Palace, a royal residence along the Thames, ostensibly to protect her from the plague. Henry VIII himself did not inform his wife of this decision and would not see her again until after the divorce was final.

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