12 October 1537 – A prince for Henry VIII and Jane Seymour

| October 12, 2017

12 October 1537 – A prince for Henry VIII and Jane Seymour

On this day in history, 12th October 1537, the eve of the Feast of St Edward the Confessor, an exhausted Queen Jane Seymour, third wife of King Henry VIII, gave birth to a little boy in her chamber at Hampton Court Palace. He was born at around two o’clock in the morning. Chronicler Edward Hall […]

7 June 1536 – Celebrations for a new queen

| June 7, 2017

On this day in history, 7th June 1536, there were celebrations for the new queen, Queen Jane. Henry VIII had married Jane Seymour, daughter of Sir John Seymour of Wulfhall, Wiltshire, and former lady-in-waiting to his second wife, Anne Boleyn, on 30th May 1536. Their relationship caused a bit of a stir, with Anne Boleyn […]

30 May 1536 – Henry VIII marries his third wife, Jane Seymour

| May 30, 2017

30 May 1536 – Henry VIII marries his third wife, Jane Seymour

On this day in history, 30th May 1536, just eleven days after the execution of his second wife, Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII married for the third time. In the Queen’s Closet at Whitehall Palace, formerly known as York Place, the king married Jane Seymour, daughter of Sir John Seymour of Wulfhall, Wiltshire, and a woman […]

27 May 1537 – Queen Jane Seymour’s pregnancy is celebrated

| May 27, 2017

On 27th May 1537, Trinity Sunday, there were celebrations in London following the news of the ‘quickening’ of Queen Jane’s baby. Jane Seymour had been married to King Henry VIII for just under a year and it was hoped that she was carrying Henry VIII’s longed-for son and heir. The first movement of the queen’s […]

20 May 1536 – Henry VIII moves on

| May 20, 2017

I’ve written about this many times but it still gets to me every time! I still get very cross. On the day after the execution of Queen Anne Boleyn, his second wife, Henry VIII became betrothed to Jane Seymour, sister of Edward and Thomas Seymour. The dispensation for their marriage had even been issued on […]

14 May 1536 – Jane Seymour moves closer to the king

| May 14, 2017

Before I go into details on today’s “on this day in history” event in the countdown to Queen Anne Boleyn’s execution, let’s set the scene… Queen Anne Boleyn is imprisoned in the Tower of London awaiting trial for high treason; George Boleyn, Lord Rochford, the queen’s brother and a royal favourite, is also in the […]

1 April 1536 – Henry VIII pays court to Jane Seymour

| April 1, 2017

On this day in history, 1st April 1536, Eustace Chapuys the imperial ambassador, wrote a very long and detailed letter to Emperor Charles V, a letter that is very interesting. In this letter, Chapuys wrote of how the king was “paying court” to one of Queen Anne Boleyn’s ladies,  a certain Jane Seymour, and that […]

Free Jane Seymour lesson today only

| October 24, 2016

Free Jane Seymour lesson today only

To commemorate the death of Jane Seymour, third wife of Henry VIII, MedievalCourses.com are offering everyone the chance to listen to module 3 of their new seven-unit course, “The Six Wives of Henry VIII: Monarchy and Matrimony in Tudor England” for free just for today. The module is just over 26 minutes long and is […]