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 Jane Seymour

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Jane Seymour Famous memorial

Birth
Burbage, Wiltshire Unitary Authority, Wiltshire, England
Death
24 Oct 1537 (aged 29)
Hampton Court, London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, Greater London, England
Burial
Windsor, Windsor and Maidenhead Royal Borough, Berkshire, England
Plot
Quire
Memorial ID
1966 View Source

English Queen Consort. She was a daughter of Sir John Seymour, of Wolf Hall, Wiltshire, and his wife, the former Margery Wentworth. Her education was in keeping with her family's social status in that period as members of the landed gentry with a focus on household management for women. Jane served as a maid-of-honour to Catherine of Aragon, Henry VIII's first wife, and continued to serve in that capacity for his second wife, Anne Boleyn. Her presence at court caught the attention of the king who became interested in her shortly before the execution of his second wife. She and the king were distant cousins through a mutual descent from Lionel of Antwerp, Duke of Clarence, a son of King Edward III of England. Jane was betrothed to Henry VIII on the day following Anne Boleyn's execution and they were married at the Palace of Whitehall in London on May 30, 1536, only ten days following the betrothal. Agreeable by nature, she brought about a reconciliation between Henry VIII and his elder daughter Mary, with whom Jane had a close relationship. She achieved what neither of Henry's first two wives, nor his last three wives, were able to do, by conceiving a surviving son and heir to the throne. Jane gave birth to a son, the future Edward VI, on October 12, 1537, at Hampton Court Palace. Tragically, she was to die of complications arising from the birth twelve days later, on October 24, 1537. Jane was interred in Saint George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. The esteem in which Henry VIII held her may be gauged by the fact that he directed his own burial beside her.

English Queen Consort. She was a daughter of Sir John Seymour, of Wolf Hall, Wiltshire, and his wife, the former Margery Wentworth. Her education was in keeping with her family's social status in that period as members of the landed gentry with a focus on household management for women. Jane served as a maid-of-honour to Catherine of Aragon, Henry VIII's first wife, and continued to serve in that capacity for his second wife, Anne Boleyn. Her presence at court caught the attention of the king who became interested in her shortly before the execution of his second wife. She and the king were distant cousins through a mutual descent from Lionel of Antwerp, Duke of Clarence, a son of King Edward III of England. Jane was betrothed to Henry VIII on the day following Anne Boleyn's execution and they were married at the Palace of Whitehall in London on May 30, 1536, only ten days following the betrothal. Agreeable by nature, she brought about a reconciliation between Henry VIII and his elder daughter Mary, with whom Jane had a close relationship. She achieved what neither of Henry's first two wives, nor his last three wives, were able to do, by conceiving a surviving son and heir to the throne. Jane gave birth to a son, the future Edward VI, on October 12, 1537, at Hampton Court Palace. Tragically, she was to die of complications arising from the birth twelve days later, on October 24, 1537. Jane was interred in Saint George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. The esteem in which Henry VIII held her may be gauged by the fact that he directed his own burial beside her.

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  • Added: 25 Apr 1998
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 1966
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/1966/jane-seymour: accessed ), memorial page for Jane Seymour (30 May 1508–24 Oct 1537), Find a Grave Memorial ID 1966, citing St. George's Chapel, Windsor, Windsor and Maidenhead Royal Borough, Berkshire, England; Maintained by Find a Grave .