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Ann's baby
May 6, 2010
3:42 am
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allison
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Which baby is buried with Henry and Jane Seymour?

Where are all the other babies Ann had buried?

I was also wondering why Edward was not buried with mum and dad and Ann's baby was?

Anyone have any ideas?

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May 6, 2010
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This isn't Anne Boleyn's baby. It was a baby of Queen Anne, who became Queen in 1702. This poor woman, according to Wikipedia, “had been pregnant at least eighteen times; thirteen times, she miscarried or gave birth to stillborn children. Based on her fetal losses and physical symptoms, a medical historian has diagnosed disseminated lupus erythematosus. Of the remaining five children, four died before reaching the age of two years. Her only son to survive infancy, William, Duke of Gloucester, died at the age of eleven on 29 July 1700.

Also, Charles I shares Henry and Jane's crypt with them. It's unknown what happened to Anne Boleyn's lost babies.

little_miss_sunnydale has a video talking about Henry's plans for his tomb, vs what actually happened.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v…..AenNzP9Y-k

Edward has his own tomb at Westminster Abbey.

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          Ring the bell and run. He hates that."    

May 7, 2010
12:25 pm
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Oh thank you for that Impish Impulse ( like the name by the wayCool)

That is so sad. I never knew that.

Sometimes I really think the kings and Queens of Britain have a curse on themFrown

I'll check out that video tomorrow when I am more awake to absorb and thank you for that too.

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April 4, 2015
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Although nowadays cemeteries have special areas for stillborn and miscarried babies, it was not the practice until comparatively recently in England for stillborn babies and miscarried ones to receive proper burial. Since they had not been baptised they could not go in consecrated ground, and they were disposed of by any means available, even within the last 50 years they went into the hospital incinerator, and I dare say in Tudor times miscarriages were just taken away and put on the fire or the midden, and stillborn babies quietly removed and buried in any convenient corner. This often caused real distress of course, but women were told not to be silly about it and were ignored. I remember reading of one case in the Victorian era of a woman who climbed over the wall of a graveyard at night to place her stillborn baby in a grave which had been left open, so that when the funeral took place the next day it would be said over her baby as well as the intended corpse, and sympathetic vicars would sometimes sneak a stillborn baby into a coffin for the same purpose just before the coffin was closed. Babies who lived a while – like Henry’s son with KoA, and who had been baptised, would be buried properly but they were often unrecorded and cannot now be located. There is an interesting item about a Victorian search in the crypts of Westminster Abbey for some royal coffins – if they could be lost it’s no surprise that a baby could. I can’t give a reference for this – I know I read it in a book, but can’t find the book now – since I moved house a year ago my books have just got completely chaotic.

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