Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Question from Lauren - Anne of Cleves' English ladies-in-waiting

Who were Anne of Cleves' English ladies-in-waiting and could any of them speak German?

1 comment:

Marilyn R said...

On 22nd November 1539 Kathryn Howard appears way down on the list of hundreds of the great and good who are to be primed and bedecked for the future grand reception for the arrival of Anne of Cleves in England. The ‘mother of the maidens’ (the ladies-in-waiting) is a Mrs. Stoner while the maidens themselves are listed as: Katharine Howard, Sturton, Dorothy Braye, Basset, Katharine Cary and Mary Norres. Howard, Carey and Norres (Norris) were all related to the Duke of Norfolk, Mistress Carey being the daughter of Henry’s old flame Mary Boleyn, his second wife’s older sister.

This is recorded in Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, Volume 14 Part 2: August-December 1539. Can be found at British History Online