Editors. "Henry VIII signs a treaty to marry Anne of Cleves". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2010
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Henry VIII signs a treaty to marry Anne of Cleves (62 words)
Historical Context Note
A treaty signed at Hampton Court arranges for Henry VIII to marry Anne of Cleves, the elder sister of William Duke of Cleves. This marriage forms part of Thomas Cromwell's plan for an alliance between England and the Protestant princes of Germany, in an attempt to counteract the combined power of Emperor Charles V and his new ally Francis I of France.14622 Henry VIII signs a treaty to marry Anne of Cleves 2 Historical context notes are intended to give basic and preliminary information on a topic. In some cases they will be expanded into longer entries as the Literary Encyclopedia evolves.
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