On this day in history, Sunday 14th May, twelve days after the arrest of Queen Anne Boleyn and the day before her trial for high treason, King Henry VIII sent Sir Nicholas Carew to collect Jane Seymour from Carew’s country home and to bring her to Chelsea.
Jane had been sent away from court to prevent gossip about the king’s relationship with her, but the king wanted her close to him now, and the property at Chelsea was within a mile of his lodgings.
While one woman had only five days left to live, another was waiting in the wings to take her place as queen. It just doesn’t seem right, does it? Henry VIII didn’t waste any time!