Queen Jane Seymour

Jane Seymour London Sites

Jane Seymour was the lady in waiting who caught King Henry‘s eye while his 2nd wife Anne Boleyn was pregnant with their second (stillborn) child, and married the King only 10 days after Anne’s execution. Anne was openly resentful of Jane, and voiced to Henry that she wanted Jane to be sent away, only fueling the King’s fire to do away with Anne.

Jane was the only one of Henry’s wives to successfully deliver a male heir to the throne of England (Edward VI), and because of this she is thought to be Henry’s favorite wife. Unfortunately, she died shortly after childbirth from an infection.

Jane Seymour Attractions in London

Palace of Whitehall

Jane married King Henry VIII at the Palace at Whitehall, just 10 days after the beheading of her predecessor Anne Boleyn.

Photo credit: Palace of Whitehall

Palace of Whitehall

Hampton Court Palace

Jane Seymour gave birth to her son Edward in her room at Hampton Court Palace on October 12, 1537. Her labor was very difficult, lasting two days and three nights. Jane died in her room twelve days later from complications of the birth.

Photo credit: Hampton Court Palace

Hampton Court Palace

Windsor Castle

Jane is buried alongside her husband Henry in St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. Jane was the only one of Henry’s wives to receive a queen’s burial, during which Lady Mary acted as chief mourner.

Photo credit: St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle

St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle

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