Jane Seymour, Third Wife of Henry VIII
Written by: Margaret Odrowaz-Sypniewski, B.F.A.


The arms of Jane Seymour painted in 1536 (left), and her portrait (right)

Jane Seymour (daughter of Sir John Seymour and Margaret Wentworth) was the most waif-like and delicate of Henry's wives. Jane's birthdate is thought to have been in 1507/1508. Jane and Henry were married on May 30, 1536 at Whitehall Palace, London, England (only 11 days after Anne's death). Jane died on October 24, 1537, after Henry's only son, Edward VI was born. Edward lived from his birth on October 12, 1537 and died July 6, 1553. Jane's coronation was postponed because of the plague and she died before it could take place.

Henry and Jane were cousins

Edward was always a delicate boy, like his mother. Jane Seymour was a descent of Henry II, on the Wentworth line.


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