Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Question from Guy - English friends of Anne of Cleves

Which English women did Anne of Cleves become friends with?

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Anne of Cleves was actually friends with Catherine Howard before Catherine became Henry VIII's newest lover.

Marilyn R said...

Hello Anonymous

I am trying to fill a few gaps in my research on Katheryn Howard's family at Lambeth & also on her brief time at Court before she became queen. She was one of the Anne's ladies-in-waiting but I have not read that they were actually friendly. Would really appreciate your source for this.

Thank you.

Marilyn R

Nancy said...

Catherine was her maid of honour--she served her as queen. They may have been friendly but Anne did not speak much English in the beginning. So a real friendship would have to overcome the barriers of language and rank.

kb said...

I have no hard evidence but it is possible that Katherine Carey Knollys was friendly with Anne of Cleves. Katherine served in Anne's household as a maid and then lady-in-waiting. During Mary's reign the Katherine, her husband and several of their children went into exile in Germany. Just a thought....