May 14 – Jane Seymour is relocated closer to Henry VIII, and Henry VIII’s leg problems

On this day in 1536, 14th May, while her predecessor and former mistress was in the Tower of London waiting for her trial, Jane Seymour was moved to be closer to the king and was treated like a queen.

Find out more about this, and hear Eustace Chapuys’ rather unflattering description of Jane…

Also on this day in history, in 1538, the French ambassador, Louis de Perreau, Sieur de Castillon, wrote a dispatch regarding King Henry VIII having been dangerously ill due to a problem with one of his legs.

Henry VIII was plagued with problems from his legs, leg ulcers, from at least 1528 right up until his death. But what do we know about his problems and what are the theories regarding the cause?

Find out…

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