In this letter Cranmer writes of the official divorce of Henry VIII from Catherine of Aragon and the coronation of Henry’s next Queen, Anne Boleyn. He speaks of the legal meeting in which Catherine was informed that the King rejected the Pope’s authority over the marriage and of the obvious pregnancy of Anne at her coronation ceremony.
Anne of Cleves was the fourth wife of King Henry VIII. The marriage was annulled as unconsummated within the first year. The wedding took place on the morning of January 6, 1540 but didn’t take long before it was dissolved. The union wasn’t a happy one.
Queen Mary of England was the daughter of King Henry VIII and his first wife Catherine of Aragon. She was born at Greenwich on February 18th, 1516. Mary’s life was troubled early on with the public divorce and multiple marriage disasters of her father King Henry.