Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Which of Henry VIII's wives am I more like?

Anna of Cleves got the royal shaft. She came all the way to England tobecome the fourth wife of Henry VIII. Once married to Anna, he refusedto consummate the marriage, and called her the "Flanders Mare".Talk about a burn, considering that by this time, Henry was thefattest man in England and had a rotting syphilis sore on his leg.
Anna was miffed, but she was too sensible to let it ruin her fun. Shewas given an annulment and a fat yearly allowance, and she threwextravagant parties and dined on delicacies for the rest of herlife.

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