1. Hans Holbein painted her truthfully. Contemporaries held Holbein’s pictures to be accurate depictions of the girls—not flattering misrepresentations, as the legend came to describe them.
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3. Henry VIII and Anne of Cleves were only married for six months. She ruled as a queen for just four months and she was never crowned.
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4. Henry VIII married Catherine Howards within only a few weeks of his official annulment from Anna.
Image source: By Hans Holbein, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1166396
6. Anne is the longest surviving of Henry’s wives; she outlived not only the other queens, but also the king himself. She is the only one of Henry’s wives to be buried in Westminster Abbey.
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