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2 June 1536 – Jane Seymour’s First Public Appearance as Queen

| June 2, 2013

2 June 1536 – Jane Seymour’s First Public Appearance as Queen

On Friday 2nd June 1536, Henry VIII’s third wife, Jane Seymour, made her first public appearance at Greenwich. Sir John Russell recorded this in a letter to Lord Lisle: “On Friday last [2nd June] the Queen sat abroad as Queen, and was served by her own servants, who were sworn that same day. The King […]

30 May 1536 – The Wedding of Henry VIII and Jane Seymour

| May 30, 2013

30 May 1536 – The Wedding of Henry VIII and Jane Seymour

Following their betrothal on 20th May 1536, the day after Anne Boleyn’s execution, Henry VIII married his third wife, Jane Seymour, on Tuesday 30th May 1536 in the Queen’s Closet at York Place (Whitehall). We call Jane Seymour Henry VIII’s third wife, but in Henry’s eyes she was his “first true wife” because his previous […]