JANE SEYMOUR

Who was the real Jane Seymour and how did she rose in the Tudor Court to be King Henry VIII of England's third wife?

TIME-LINE AND ADDITIONAL FACTS ON JANE SEYMOUR, QUEEN CONSORT OF

KING HENRY THE VIII OF ENGLAND. JANE WAS THE MOTHER OF THE FUTURE MONARCH  KING EDWARD THE VI OF ENGLAND.

TIME-LINE OF JANE SEYMOUR

 
1509
  • Jane  Seymour is born at Wolfhall or west bower manor, the daughter of John Seymour and Margery Wentworth
 
1513
  • MAY Jane’s father John was at Siege of Thérouanne
1514
  • Jane's brother Edward Seymour has appointment in the royal Tudor house of Mary Tudor Queen of France,
1518
  • Jane's sister Elizabeth Seymour is born
EARLY
1520’S
1526
  • Jane's brother Henry is made keeper of Taunton Castle in Somerset
1527
  • Jane's brother Edward married Catherine Fillol, however it is alleged that Catherine his wife had an affair his father John Seymour
1528
  • Jane's brother Anthony died
  • Jane's sister Margery died.
1531
  • Jane's sister Elizabeth married Sir Anthony Ughtred, governor of Jersey,
1532
  • Jane’s father John Seymour, is groom of the bedchamber in the royal court.
1533
  • Jane is maid-of-honor to Queen Anne Boleyn along with her sister Elizabeth
1535
  • 9TH MARCH Jane’s brother Edward Seymour married for a second time to Anne Stanhope
  • Henry VIII stayed at Wulfhall during his royal progress
1536
  • JANUARY 9TH: Catherine of Aragon died
  • JANUARY: Henry the VIII takes an interest in Jane
  • 29TH JANUARY Anne Boleyn miscarries a son
  • APRIL: Edward Seymour and his wife moved to rooms which connected through a hidden passage with the king’s apartments. Henry could thus continue his courtship of Jane in relative privacy.
  • King Henry VIII has His wife Anne Boleyn is investigated for treason
  • 2ND MAY  Anne Boleyn  is arrested on grounds of adultery, treason and incest.
  • 14TH MAY Jane’s arrival at Chelsea
  • 19TH MAY The execution of Anne Boleyn at Tower London
  • 20TH MAY. Jane is betrothed to HenryVIII England
  • 30TH MAY: Bishop Stephen Gardener marries Henry VIII England and jane, at the palace of Whitehall, Whitehall, London, in the Queen's Closet
  • 4TH JUNE Jane is proclaimed Queen of England
  • 5TH JUNE Jane's brother Edward Seymour, was created viscount Beauchamp
  • 7TH JUNE celebrations held for Jane as the new Queen of England.
  • 22ND JULY King Henry VIII, illegitimate son Henry Fitzroy died
  • 21ST DECEMBER, Jane's father John Seymour died.
1537
  • 27TH MAY Jane is pregnant, and there is celebration in London with the news.
  • SEPTEMBER: Jane went into confinement
  • OCTOBER: Jane goes to Hampton Court Palace in preparation for the birth.
  • 12TH OCTOBER Jane gave birth to her son, the future Edward VI England at Hampton Court Palace.
  • 15TH OCTOBER: Jane's son Edward is christened Mary stood as godmother; Elizabeth was carried in the arms of Thomas Seymour, Jane’s brother
  • 24TH OCTOBER Jane died, may have been due to an infection from a retained placenta at Hampton Court Palace.
 
 
Jane was Buried On The 12th November 1537 St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle

EXTRA FACTS ON JANE SEYMOUR

  • Jane was the third wife and Queen consort of Henry VIII of England for seventeen months.

         However, she had no coronation.

 

  • Jane's was a distant cousin to Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard, they all shared a Shared the same great-great-grandmother, Elizabeth Cheney.

 

  • Jane was not educated as highly as King Henry's previous wives, Catherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn.

 

  • Jane’s Maternal grandfather, was a descendant of King Edward III's, through his son Lionel of Antwerp, 1st Duke of Clarence

 

  • Jane's needlework was reported to be beautiful and elaborate; some of her work survived till as late as 1652.

 

  • Jane Highly praised for her gentle, peaceful nature. Jane was named as "The Pacific" by the Imperial Ambassador Eustace Chapuys for her peace-making efforts at court

 

  • It is recorded that Anne Boleyn snatched a locket, from Jane's neck that had been a gift from the King with his likeness in it. Jane had drawn attention to it by opening and shutting it, in the presence of Anne. It was also noted, that Anne Found Jane sitting on King Henry’s knee, which triggered Anne to go into a rage.

 

  • Jane put forth much effort to restore Henry's first child, Mary, to court and to the royal succession. Jane succeeded in Having the princess Mary welcomed back to court, but it was not until Henry VIII married his 6th and final wife Catherine Parr, that Mary and her sister Elizabeth would be restored to the line of succession

 

  • “Bound to obey and serve” was the motto Jane took.

 

  • Jane’s only reported involvement in national affairs was in 1536, was when she asked for pardons for participants in the Pilgrimage of Grace. Henry is said to have rejected this, reminding her of the fate her predecessor met with when she “meddled in his affair

 

  • When Jane was pregnant with the future King Edward VI of England, she had a craving for quail’s eggs. Henry VII ordered her the quails eggs from Calais.

 

  • Mary Tudor, Henry VIII, the eldest daughter, was chief mourner at Jane’s Funeral.

 

  • When Henry the VIII of England died he requested to be buried next to Jane. The wife who gave him his heart’s desire, a son and heir, the future Edward VI of England. Jane was the only one of Henry’s wives to receive a royal funeral.

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