She is a German princess. A king has fallen in love with her portrait. She has none of the accomplishments he admires in women – and she lives with a guilty secret. Anna awaits her bridegroom. She prays that she will please him. She knows she is no beauty… It is the most disastrous of beginnings. If she does not please the King, will it be divorce – or the headsman’s sword? Anna of Kleve – the fourth of Henry VIII’s queens.
Alison Weir reveals a charming, spirited woman loved by all who knew her – and even, ultimately, by the King who rejected her. But her story does not end there.