Saturday, June 10, 2006

You can call me Anne

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

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.


Anonymous said...

I took the quiz. I laughed. Thank you for sharing.

They are not cordouroy, but I have a pair of Winnie the Pooh overalls. They are shorts.

I love them. Very much. I wear them. Often.

I am also Anne. :)

Sandra Miller said...

Yet another Anna of Cleves here :-)

I'd say under the circumstances getting the "royal shaft" (or rather, quite literally not getting it) was indeed a blessing.

Trish said...

Cute quiz!

I am Catarina of Aragon.

If not a mother... said...

Me, too.

MsCellania said...

I? Am Anne Bolyn. Ann of the Thousand Days. The neurotic, witty one. Supposedly dark haired, thin and not much to look at. I am not two of those. Take your pick!

And thanks for visiting the other day!