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Anna of Kleve, the princess in the portrait : a novel / Alison Weir.

By: Weir, Alison, 1951- [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Weir, Alison, Six Tudor queens: Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, an imprint of Random House, [2019]Copyright date: �2019Edition: First U.S. edition.Description: 498 pages : genealogical tables ; 25 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781101966570; 1101966572.Subject(s): Anne, of Cleves, Queen, consort of Henry VIII, King of England, 1515-1557 -- Fiction | Anne, of Cleves, Queen, consort of Henry VIII, King of England, 1515-1557 | England -- Court and courtiers -- History -- 16th century -- Fiction | Queens -- Great Britain -- Fiction | Great Britain -- History -- Henry VIII, 1509-1547 -- Fiction | Courts and courtiers | Great BritainGenre/Form: Biographical fiction. | Historical fiction. | Biographical fiction. | Historical fiction.DDC classification: 823/.92 Summary: "Newly widowed and the father of an infant son, Henry VIII realizes he must marry again to ensure the royal succession. Forty-six, overweight, and suffering from gout, Henry is soundly rejected by some of Europe's most eligible princesses. Anna of Kleve, from a small German duchy, is twenty-four, and has a secret she is desperate to keep hidden. Henry commissions her portrait from his court painter, who depicts her from the most flattering perspective. Entranced by the lovely image, Henry is bitterly surprised when Anna arrives in England and he sees her in the flesh. Some think her attractive, but Henry knows he can never love her. What follows is the fascinating story of an awkward royal union that somehow had to be terminated. Even as Henry begins to warm to his new wife and share her bed, his attention is captivated by one of her maids-of-honor. Will he accuse Anna of adultery as he did Queen Anne Boleyn, and send her to the scaffold? Or will he divorce her and send her home in disgrace?"-- Amazon.com
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"Published in the United Kingdom as Anna of Kleve: Queen of Secrets by Headline Review, an imprint of the Headline Publishing Group, London."

"Newly widowed and the father of an infant son, Henry VIII realizes he must marry again to ensure the royal succession. Forty-six, overweight, and suffering from gout, Henry is soundly rejected by some of Europe's most eligible princesses. Anna of Kleve, from a small German duchy, is twenty-four, and has a secret she is desperate to keep hidden. Henry commissions her portrait from his court painter, who depicts her from the most flattering perspective. Entranced by the lovely image, Henry is bitterly surprised when Anna arrives in England and he sees her in the flesh. Some think her attractive, but Henry knows he can never love her. What follows is the fascinating story of an awkward royal union that somehow had to be terminated. Even as Henry begins to warm to his new wife and share her bed, his attention is captivated by one of her maids-of-honor. Will he accuse Anna of adultery as he did Queen Anne Boleyn, and send her to the scaffold? Or will he divorce her and send her home in disgrace?"-- Amazon.com

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