By Margaret Campbell Barnes
The soaking up tale of Henry VIII's Fourth Queen, Her mystery Love, Her Power-Hungry Husband, and the rustic That governed all of them "At lengthy final Anne of Cleves will get her day as a noble and highminded heroine within the lists of historic fiction!" - CHICAGO TRIBUNE My girl of Cleves unearths the captivating tale of Anne of Cleves, Henry VIII's fourth spouse, one of many infrequent ladies who matched wits effectively with the fiery king and lived to inform the story. Written via world-renowned ancient novelist Margaret Campbell Barnes, My girl of Cleves offers readers an intimate portrait of the nice and cozy, unpretentious princess who by no means anticipated to develop into Queen of britain. understanding the king's starving wish for a son, and conscious of the disastrous effects of no longer bearing an inheritor, Anne of Cleves bravely took at the accountability of weathering the Tudor King's mood, whims, conceitedness, and irresponsible passions - and received the hearts of his matters within the procedure. A deal with for readers of Tudor fiction and people fascinated with the advanced relationships of Henry VIII and his other halves, My woman of Cleves leads readers right into a international of excessive drama and courtly beauty. "Turns a super mild on one of many lustiest and essentially the most dramatic classes of English history." - PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER (20080721)
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When they had gone a beautiful silence pervaded the long, light room. Holbein was grateful to Anne because she did not chatter. He worked on and on, pouring his genius into a masterpiece no bigger than the palm of his hand. He could have gone on until the summer light failed. But even in his eager absorption, some part of his mind was mindful of the convalescent princess. He laid down his pencil reluctantly and saw that his work was good. “I have finished limning you in,” he announced. Unlike her sister, Anne evinced no curiosity about the result.
Deciding that they are all old-fashioned. And giving Saskia a lot of things I shan’t want any more,” answered Amelia, categorically. Anne glanced from her sister, preening herself before her mirror, to the plump, well pleased lady-in-waiting holding an assortment of heavy looking garments across her outstretched arms. “But you may be glad of them in the winter,” she said stolidly. For Anne was what her up-bringing had made her—a thrifty soul, given to hoarding. Besides, like most elder sisters, she had contracted the habit of looking after people.
But after only a few weeks in Cleves, Holbein guessed that most of the family obligations must have devolved upon Anne. He remembered that it was she who had found time to help him choose a work room with a north light, to give orders about a special caudle for the cold Dr. Wotton had caught on their journey and to perform a score of other homely kindnesses. During the few days before she was taken ill she had kept her promise and shown him the charming view from the great stone dovecote, and coaxed the typical old Dutchman in charge of it to sit for him.