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