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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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t the age of 12, Anne of Cleves had been engaged to Francis, son of the Duke of Lorraine. Since Francis was only 10 at the time of the betrothal, the engagement was not considered to have the force of an actual nuptial contract. When negotiations began with Cleves for Anne's marriage to Henry VIII, her brother, Duke William, maintained that his sister was free from any prior obligations. Or was she? Later attempts would be made by Henry VIII to locate a copy of the contract between Anne and Francis of Lorraine, but none would ever be found. Ironically, Francis would go on to marry Anne's fellow contender in Henry VIII's marriage stakes -- Christina, Duchess of Milan.

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