This Day in History: 16 July

1546 – Anne Askew, English Protestant burned at the stake on this day.

Woodcut of the burning of Anne Askew, for heresy, at Smithfield in 1546

Woodcut of the burning of Anne Askew, for heresy, at Smithfield in 1546

1557 – Anne of Cleves, queen of England/4th wife of Henry VIII, dies at 41

On this day in history, the 16th July 1557 (some sources say the 15th), Henry VIII’s fourth wife, Anne of Cleves died at her home, Chelsea Old Manor, the former home of Catherine Parr. She was only 41 but she was the last surviving wife of Henry VIII and had survived marriage to the King known for beheading two of his wives.

Read more: http://www.theanneboleynfiles.com/the-death-of-anne-of-cleves/#ixzz3g3huWH7E

Anne of Cleves by Hans Holbein the Younger

Anne of Cleves by Hans Holbein the Younger

 

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