24 October 1537 – The death of Queen Jane Seymour at Hampton Court Palace

| October 24, 2019

24 October 1537 – The death of Queen Jane Seymour at Hampton Court Palace

On this day in history, 24th October 1537, Henry VIII’s third wife, Jane Seymour, died at Hampton Court Palace. The couple had only been married since 30th May 1536 and Jane had died twelve days after giving the king the gift of a healthy baby boy, the future King Edward VI. I talk about Jane’s […]

A river pageant for a new queen and a historic meeting

| June 7, 2019

A river pageant for a new queen and a historic meeting

On 7th June 1536, less than three weeks after the execution of Henry VIII’s second wife, Queen Anne Boleyn, his new marriage was celebrated with a water pageant or procession along the River Thames. This river pageant from Greenwich to Whitehall (formerly York Place) was in honour of Queen Jane Seymour, daughter of Sir John […]

4 June 1536 – Jane Seymour is proclaimed queen – The Fall of Anne Boleyn

| June 4, 2019

4 June 1536 – Jane Seymour is proclaimed queen – The Fall of Anne Boleyn

You thought I’d finished my video series on the fall of Anne Boleyn in 1536, didn’t you? Ha! Got you! Here’s a surprise extra video for you! On this day in 1536, 4th June, Whitsunday, Henry VIII’s new bride, Jane Seymour, was officially proclaimed queen at Greenwich. Henry had married his third wife on 30th […]

20 May 1536 – Henry VIII and Jane Seymour get betrothed – The Fall of Anne Boleyn

| May 20, 2019

King Henry VIII wasted no time in May 1536. With wife number 2 dead and buried, he quickly moved on to wife number 3, getting betrothed to Jane Seymour the day after Anne Boleyn’s execution and marrying her ten days later. I give all the details in today’s final Fall of Anne Boleyn video, including […]

14 May 1536 – The rise of the phoenix, Jane Seymour

| May 14, 2019

14 May 1536 – The rise of the phoenix, Jane Seymour

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 Eustace Chapuys’ rather unflattering description, in today’s video. I’m doing […]

1 April 1536 – Henry VIII courts Jane Seymour

| April 1, 2019

1 April 1536 – Henry VIII courts Jane Seymour

On this day in Tudor history, 1st April 1536, the imperial ambassador passed on information he’d received from two separate sources to his master, Emperor Charles V. The news was regarding Henry VIII and his behaviour towards one of his wife’s ladies-in-waiting, a certain Jane Seymour. Find out exactly what happened, what Henry and Jane […]

24 October 1537 – Queen Jane Seymour dies at Hampton Court Palace

| October 24, 2018

24 October 1537 – Queen Jane Seymour dies at Hampton Court Palace

On this day in history, 24th October 1537, Henry VIII’s third wife, Jane Seymour, died at Hampton Court Palace. She had given birth to a baby boy, the future King Edward VI, on 12th October 1537 after a long and difficult labour, but had been taken ill shortly after Edward’s christening on 15th October. In […]

7 June 1536 – A water pageant for the new queen

| June 7, 2018

7 June 1536 – A water pageant for the new queen

On this day in history, 7th June 1536, less than three weeks after the execution of previous queen, Anne Boleyn, there were celebrations for the new queen, Jane Seymour, Henry VIII’s third wife and the daughter of Sir John Seymour of Wulfhall. These celebrations took the form of a water pageant, or procession, along the […]