Saddened by the death of Jane but satisfied by the birth of a son, Henry remained single for two years before he married his fourth wife, Anne of Cleves. Having broken free from the influence of the Roman church, England was isolated from Catholic Europe. Henry's advisers, particularly Thomas Cromwell, thought it would be politically astute to make an alliance with the Protestant stronghold of Germany. Two suitable princesses were chosen and Hans Holbein was sent to paint their portraits.
The girls were sisters and daughters of the Duke of Cleves and Henry chose to marry the older daughter, Anne. But when the young Princess arrived in England, Henry was less than enamored with her appearance and found it difficult to like - let alone love - her. To the consternation of Cromwell (who had campaigned so strongly on her behalf), the King immediately decided that he would not marry her, but he was unable to extricate himself form the marriage without a major international incident so the wedding proceeded. The marriage remained unconsummated and the couple divorced six months later. Anne was one of Henry's two wives to outlive him, the other being Catherine Parr.
Joss Stone is something of a newcomer to acting; while THE TUDORS is her first major role, she made her screen debut in the feature Eragon. But she is no stranger to success. Stone has sold more than 7.5 million albums worldwide; been nominated for four Grammy® Awards; appeared onstage with James Brown, The Rolling Stones, Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Patti LaBelle, Mavis Staples, Donna Summer and Smokey Robinson; sat for an interview with Oprah Winfrey; starred in two major ad campaigns for the Gap; and performed for more than 200,000 people at the 2005 Live 8 Concert in London — all before reaching the ripe old age of 19.
Stone was nominated for three Grammy® Awards in 2005 on the back of her smash debut album, including 'Best New Artist', and performed a memorable tribute to Janis Joplin with Melissa Etheridge at the ceremony. That same year, Stone appeared on every American late-night and morning talk show and scored magazine features everywhere from Rolling Stone to Vanity Fair, as well as the cover of Elle.
In February 2006, she joined Stevie Wonder, John Legend, and India.Arie for the Super Bowl XL pre-game show, while on the night of the 2006 Grammy® Awards she appeared with Legend and Van Hunt singing a medley of hits by soul star Sly Stone. Their cover of "Family Affair", which appears on the Sly Stone tribute album Different Strokes By Different Folks, was nominated for a Grammy for 'Best R&B Performance By A Duo or Group'.