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I Read the News Today

Weird and wonderful, it all happened in JANUARY

BADLY ARRANGED MARRIAGE

1540 HENRY VIII IS MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT

This unhappy union has gone down as one of the most infamous marriages in history. It is often claimed that upon meeting Anne of Cleves for the first time, Henry VIII wailed, “You have sent me a Flanders mare!” He instructed his lawyers to get him out of it as soon as possible, because he was “unable to perform his husbandly duties”.

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