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Jane Seymour

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Jane Seymour

 

Third wife King Henry VIII, Mother of Edward VI
Stepmother to Queen Elizabeth I

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Short Biography and facts about the life of Jane Seymour -
Third wife King Henry VIII and stepmother to Queen Elizabeth I

The following biography information provides basic facts and information about the life Jane Seymour:

  • Nationality: English
  • Third wife King Henry VIII and stepmother to Queen Elizabeth I
  • Lifespan: 1503 - 1537
  • Born: 1503
 
  • Married: 30 May 1536
  • Died: 24 October 1537
  • Religion: Catholic then Protestant 
  • Character of Jane Seymour  : Meek, mild, quiet, shy, modest, obedient and even tempered. Her motto was 'Bound to Obey and Serve'.
  • Appearance of Jane Seymour: Fair, pale complexion and of of medium height

Information, Facts & History about the life of Jane Seymour - Third wife King Henry VIII, d stepmother to Queen Elizabeth I and mother of Edward VI

The following are additional facts about the life and history of Jane Seymour - Third wife King Henry VIII and stepmother to Queen Elizabeth I:

 
 
  • Jane Seymour was born at the Seymour family estate at Wolf Hall in Wiltshire
  • The parents of Jane Seymour were Sir John Seymour and Margery Wentworth
    Jane Seymour was the eldest of eight children including Edward Seymour and Thomas Seymour
  • Jane was well educated at home and was sent to France to finish her education as a young girl
  • She returned to England and entered the service of Mary Tudor
  • Jane Seymour then was appointed lady-in-waiting to Katharine of Aragon to whom she became a loyal servant
  • When Katharine of Aragon was discarded by King Henry VIII Jane Seymour moved to the service of the new Queen, Anne Boleyn. Jane's sympathies, like many members of the English court, were with Katharine of Aragon
  • The relationship between King Henry VIII and Queen Anne Boleyn turned to hate and Henry turned his eye to a woman who was the complete opposite of Anne Boleyn - her lady-in-waiting Jane Seymour
  • Henry started to court Jane Seymour. He visited her at the Seymour family home at Wolf Hall. He sent her gifts ( which she prudently returned )
  • The relationship between King Henry VIII and Jane Seymour was not a secret, although it was initially conducted in a discreet fashion
  • On January 7 1536 Katharine of Aragon died at Kimbolton Castle. Anne Bolyen, not the King, is blamed for her poor treatment in her final years. Her death makes the marriage of Jane and Henry possible...
  • By February 1536 rumours started circulating and foreign ambassadors began to speculate on the futures of both Anne Boleyn and Jane Seymour
  • During February/March Jane Seymour became pregnant
  • By April 1536 the brother of Jane, Edward Seymour and his wife were moved to rooms which were connected through a secret passage to the king's apartments which allowed Henry private access to Jane
  • Jane, supported by her ambitious brothers, seized her opportunity with the demise of Anne Boleyn and her pregnancy insisted on marriage
  • Anne Boleyn is reputed to have burst in on her husband the King and found Jane Seymour sitting on his lap. She apparently tore a miniature of King Henry from the neck of Jane Seymour
  • There was turmoil at the Tudor court. Men who had attended Queen Anne mysteriously disappeared
  • The news came that they had been arrested and accused of treason and adultery with Queen Anne Boleyn
 
  • Anne was then arrested. A trial followed and she was executed along with the men who had also been accused. Anne died a horrible death by beheading. During this terrible time for Anne Boleyn Jane Seymour must have been planning her wedding
  • Jane Seymour married King Henry VIII and was declared Queen of England
    Jane Seymour gave birth to the longed-for son and heir. King Henry was delighted and grand celebrations were planned for the christening of his son who became
    King Edward VI
  • His two daughters, Mary and Elizabeth, by his previous marriages were declared illegitimate
  • Jane Seymour was allowed little time for rest after the birth and she died twelve days after giving birth to her son from puerperal fever
  • Jane Seymour was accorded a state funeral and Princess Mary acted as a chief mourner
  • Jane Seymour was laid to rest at St George's Chapel
  • The body of King Henry VIII  was interred with Jane Seymour, the beloved mother of his son and heir
 
 

Jane Seymour Timeline
The Jane Seymour timeline details the key dates and events in her life story.

1503 : Jane Seymour was born at Wolf Hall, Savernake, Wiltshire, England
1515: Jane Seymour finished her education at the court of France
1517: Jane returned to England and entered the service of Mary Tudor
1520's: Jane Seymour was appointed as lady-in-waiting to Katharine of Aragon
1533: Jane Seymour was appointed as lady-in-waiting to Anne Boleyn
1535 September: King Henry VIII stayed at the Seymour family home of Wolf Hall in Wiltshire
1536 January 7 - Katharine of Aragon dies at Kimbolton Castle
1536 February: Rumours of the romance circulate the Tudor court and foreign ambassadors speculate on the futures of both Anne Boleyn and Jane Seymour in their overseas reports
1536 February/March Jane Seymour became pregnant
1536 April: Edward Seymour and his wife are allocated rooms which are connected to the king's apartments
1536 May 2nd: Anne Boleyn arrested and taken to the Tower
1536 May 15th 1536 Anne Boleyn tried for treason, adultery and incest in the Great Hall of the Tower of London
1536 May 19th 1536 Anne Boleyn executed on Tower Hill. Anne's body and head were buried in an unmarked grave in the Chapel of St. Peter ad Vincula
1536 May 20th: Within 24 hours of Anne Boleyn's execution, Jane Seymour and Henry VIII were formally betrothed
1536 May 30 : Jane Seymour and Henry VIII were married at York Palace, England
1536 June 4: Jane Seymour was publicly declared Queen of England
Jane healed the rift between Mary Tudor and King Henry
1537 October 12: Jane Seymour gave birth to a son who was to become King Edward VI of England
1537 October 24: Jane Seymour died from puerperal fever at Hampton Court Palace, Richmond, England

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