Henry felt that he had been deceived as, in addition to her not being able to speak a word of English, Anne of Cleves's upbringing had been so sheltered that she was ignorant of the facts of life and their wedding night was a disaster. Humiliated, Henry filed for an annulment on ground of non-consummation. This letter from Henry to Anne preceded the application for divorce.
THE MARRIAGE OF HENRY VIII & ANNE OF CLEVES: Henry VIII felt that he had been deceived because, in addition to Anne not being able to speak much English, her upbringing had been so conservative that she was ignorant of "the facts of life", and their wedding night was a complete disaster. Henry filed for an annulment on the grounds that the marriage had not been consummated. This letter from Henry to Anne (E 30/1472/3) preceded the application for divorce.
THE STEPS IN AN UNDEFENDED DIVORCE | THE PETITIONER SENDS THE DIVORCE PETITION TO THE COURT ↓ THE COURT SENDS OUT THE PAPERS TO THE RESPONDENT ↓ THE RESPONDENT RECEIVES, COMPLETES AND RETURNS THE ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF SERVICE ↓ THE PETITIONER COMPLETES AND SENDS TO THE COURT A STATEMENT IN SUPPORT OF THE PETITION AND AN APPLICATION FOR THE DECREE NISI ↓ IF …
In China, calls for end to aggressive child custody tactics
"As China's divorce rates rise, so too have calls by lawyers for an application of a new domestic violence law that would clamp down on aggressive tactics used by some parents to take and retain possession of children to gain the upper hand in custody battles. Lawyers say judges tend to favor the parent who has physical possession of the child, creating an incentive for a father or mother to take their child to gain an advantage in court."