4 June 1536 – Jane Seymour proclaimed Queen at Greenwich

Posted By on June 4, 2015

Jane Seymour engravingAccording to Charles Wriothesley, chronicler and Windsor Herald, it was on 4th June 1536, Whitsunday, that Henry VIII’s third wife, Jane Seymour, was proclaimed queen:

“Also the 4th daie of June, being Whitsoundaie, the said Jane Seymor was proclaymed Queene at Greenewych, and went in procession, after the King, with a great traine of ladies followinge after her, and also ofred at masse as Queen, and began her howsehold that daie, dyning in her chamber of presence under the cloath of estate.”

The couple had married on 30th May 1536 at York Place (Whitehall) and Jane had made her first public appearance as queen on Friday 2nd June at Greenwich Palace.

Notes and Sources

  • Wriothesley’s Chronicle, p43-44.