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The will and funeral of Anne of Cleves

Anne of Cleves

Anne of Cleves, fourth wife of King Henry VIII, died on 16th July 1557 and was buried on 4th August 1557 at Westminster Abbey.

While I was looking for some information on her funeral, I found a wonderful resource, Samuel Bentley's Excerpta historica, which not only has a detailed account of Anne of Cleves' funeral, but also has a transcript of her will.

Here is a link for you to read it online - The will can be found from p. 295 to 302, and then the account of her funeral is from p. 303 to 313. Fascinating stuff!

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