Jane Seymour (Bound to Obey and Serve)

15 Nov

Born: 1507-1509

Died: 24th October 1537

Jane Seymour was Henry VIII’s third wife. Jane had been a Lady-in-waiting to Anne Boleyn and Catherine of Aragon. Jane was a faithful wife to Henry and did everything that she promised she would. It believed that Jane was the true love of Henry. Jane gave Henry the thing that he desired more then anything in the world and that was a son and heir. On the 12th October 1537 Jane gave birth to a healthy baby boy. The King was overjoyed with the news that he at last had a male heir. They named the baby boy Edward. Edward would grow up to become Edward VI, King of England. After a long and difficult labor Jane was quite unwell. She made it to the christening of her son and after was taken back to her bed chambers where she became seriously ill. News was sent to Henry that they didn’t know what was wrong with her and that she was dying. When Henry went to visit Jane he said I know what’s wrong with her. She has childbed fever the same ill that took my mother’s life. On the 24th October 1537 Jane sadly died. Jane was never crowned Queen but she Henry continued to call her his queen Consort even years after her death. Jane was the only one of Henry’s wives to receive a proper Queen’s funeral. Henry had Jane buried in the tomb that he was having built for himself and he stated that when died he wanted to be buried alongside his true love and wife Jane Seymour. Henry was that devastated by the death of Jane that he wore black for 3 months and didn’t remarry for 3 years.



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