Saturday, June 03, 2006

'e's 'enery the Eighth, 'e is....

And I am apparently the "Flanders Mare" (as seen at GeekyMom):

Anna of Cleves got the royal shaft. She came all the way to England to become the fourth wife of Henry VIII. Once married to Anna, he refused to consummate the marriage, and called her the "Flanders Mare". Talk about a burn, considering that by this time, Henry was the fattest 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. She was given an annulment and a fat yearly allowance, and she threw extravagant parties and dined on delicacies for the rest of her life.






Which of Henry VIII's wives are you?
this quiz was made by Lori Fury

5 Comments:

Blogger KLee said...

What I found fascinating about Anne of Cleves is that when Henry met her, his words to his councillors were, "I like her not!" Still, he married her, but could not bear to consummate the marriage. He had the union annulled, and had Anne of cleves take on the "title" of "The King's Most Honored Sister." Anne got to keep her head, got that hefty stipend, *and* didn't get sent home to boring Germany (a very dull court after the splendour that was England) in disgrace! What's not to like?

10:01 PM, June 03, 2006  
Anonymous NSAH said...

You are most definitely NOT Anne of Cleves. You are beautiful. Anne of Cleves was apparently so hideous that even Henry wouldn't go there. This is a guy who would've chased after a mad cow, especially if he thought there was any chance of producing a male heir.

My guess would be Catherine of Aragon, because you keep your dignity so well.

12:02 AM, June 04, 2006  
Blogger pink letter law said...

Apparrently, I am Catherine of Aragon - loyal to the end and an incurable romantic that loves unconditionally. That quiz was 100% accurate! I do wish that in the answer choices for the question about cheating, there was a medieval-angry-woman type of response that involved cutting off the cheating bastard's you know what. Not that I ever would....but the thought of a cheater inspires great rage hee hee!

9:17 AM, June 04, 2006  
Anonymous KathyR said...

I was also Anne/Cleves. Hmph.

6:44 PM, June 04, 2006  
Blogger kenju said...

I was Ann of Cleves too.....LOL

11:33 PM, June 04, 2006  

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