Letter from Dorothea of Denmark to Anne of Cleves up for auction

Dorothea of Denmark, Electress Palatine

A letter from Dorothea of Denmark, Electress Palatine, to Anne of Cleves is up for auction at Sotheby’s. Dorothea writes to Anne just before she is off to marry Henry VIII of England, in what was to be a short marriage, begging her to ask Henry for his assistance in securing her father’s release. Her father was Christian II of Denmark was deposed his uncle and he had already spent seven years imprisoned. Christian II would remain imprisoned until his death in 1559.

It’s estimated at £4000 – £5000.

Find the lot here.

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