‘So she came to Greenwich that night, and was received as queen. And the next day, being Sunday, the king’s grace kept a great court at Greenwich, where his grace with the queen offered at mass, richly dressed. And on Twelfth Night, which was Tuesday, the king’s majesty was married to the said queen Anne solemnly, in her closet at Greenwich, and his grace and she went publicly in procession that day, she having a rich coronet of stone and pearls set with rosemary on her hair, and a gown of rich cloth of silver, richly hung with stones and pearls, with all her ladies and gentlewomen following her, which was a goodly sight to behold.’ Anne of Cleves marries King Henry VIII, 1540
Henry VIII of England
Henry VIII was King of England from 21 April 1509 until his death. Henry was the second Tudor monarch, succeeding his father, Henry VII. Henry is best known for his six marriages and, in particular, his efforts to have his first marriage, to Catherine of Aragon, annulled. His disagreement with the Pope on the question of such an annulment led Henry to initiate the English Reformation, separating the Church of England from papal authority and appointing himself the Supreme Head of the Church of England. Despite his resulting excommunication, Henry remained a believer in core Catholic theological teachings.
Anne of Cleves
Anne of Cleves was Queen of England from 6 January 1540 to 9 July 1540 as the fourth wife of King Henry VIII. The marriage was declared never consummated and, as a result, she was not crowned queen consort. Following the annulment of their marriage, Anne was given a generous settlement by the King, and thereafter referred to as the King’s Beloved Sister. She lived to see the coronation of Queen Mary I, outliving the rest of Henry’s wives.
Born: Oct 13, 1969 (age 47) · Woburn, MA
Height: 5′ 4″ (1.62 m)
Net worth: $8 million USD (2016)
Spouse: Jerry Solomon (m. 1995)
Children: Matthew Eric Solomon (Son) · Brian Solomon (Son) · Nicole Elizabeth Solomon (Daughter)
Parents: Brenda Kerrigan (Mother) · Daniel Kerrigan (Father)Highlights
- 1992: She received a bronze medal in the 1992 Winter Olympics (Yamaguchi won the gold) and the silver medal at the 1992 World Championships.
- 1995: In 1995, Nancy had a guest appearance on Boy Meets World in the episode, “Wrong Side of the Track.”
- 1995: Kerrigan married her agent, Jerry Solomon, on September 9, 1995, the year after she retired from competition.
- 2003: In 2003, Kerrigan became a national spokeswoman for Fight for Sight.
- 2004: Kerrigan was inducted into the United States Figure Skating Hall of Fame in 2004.
- 2008: She was also honored at Ice Theatre of New York’s annual benefit gala in 2008.
- 2014: On February 23, 2014, NBC aired a documentary during the 2014 Winter Olympics on the incident called Nancy & Tonya.