I've recently started researching Anne of Cleves, fourth wife of King Henry VIII, and as well as using contemporary sources, such as Tudor chronicles, ambassadors' dispatches etc., I also look at secondary sources to see what other historians say about the person and to look at the sources they rely on. I love these research journeys and the different tangents and branches I end up following.
I thought it would be useful to Tudor Society members if I shared some of the books that I have found useful or have bought and will be using for my research into Anne and her life, so here you are!
More Anne of Cleves resources:
- The will and funeral of Anne of Cleves
- Anne of Cleves Part 1 – September 1539 to 6 January 1540 - Claire Chats video talk.
- Anne of Cleves Part 2: Her marriage to Henry VIII and its annulment - Claire Chats video talk.
- Anne of Cleves Part 3: 1540 – 1557 - Claire Chats video talk.
- Anne of Cleves, fourth wife of Henry VIII - Claire Chats video talk
- Anne of Cleves - Was she ugly? - Claire Chats vide talk.
- Anne of Cleves Quiz
Ahhh, thank you! I’m so crazy about Anne of Cleves and appreciate you sharing your resources. I’m going to watch the video tomorrow, as it’s late here, but I just wanted to say how much I love that like of books in front of you in the photo! Michelle t
Sorry, that’s supposed to say “…pile of books…”
Thank you! I hope you find my recommendations useful.
Oh, yes! I am really looking forward to finding these. I just found a couple of Jean Plaidy fiction at a library sale, and just got Julia Fox’s bio of Jane Rochford, which I borrowed from the library a year ago, but to have my own copy just makes my day. I’m working on my Tudor book collection slowly!
Hi Claire and Michelle,Claire it was lovely to view some of your books and I agree with you that Retha M Warnicke book is a good book but is is heavy reading, it took me a while to finish it. Michelle I really enjoyed reading Julia Fox’s book about Jane Rochford it has to be one of my favourite books as is Richard Rich by Elizabeth Engebretson.
Thanks, Lynne! I didn’t realize there was a book about Richard Rich! I’ll look for it!