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 […]

27 May 1537 – Celebrations for Jane Seymour’s pregnancy

| May 27, 2016

27 May 1537 – Celebrations for Jane Seymour’s pregnancy

On 27 May 1537, chronicler and Windsor Herald Charles Wriothesley recorded the celebrations following the news of “the Queenes quickninge of childe”, i.e. Queen Jane Seymour feeling her baby move in her womb for the first time: “Alsoe, the 27th daye of Maye 1537, being Trynytie Sondaye, there was Te Deum sounge in Powles for joye […]

27 May 1537 – The quickening of Jane Seymour’s baby

| May 27, 2015

27 May 1537 – The quickening of Jane Seymour’s baby

On 27th May 1537, Trinity Sunday, just under a year since her marriage to Henry VIII, Queen Jane Seymour felt her unborn baby move for the first time. The ‘quickening’ of Henry and Jane’s baby was a joyous occasion and it sparked off celebrations across the country. In London, a Te Deum was sung in […]

27 May 1537 – Celebrations for Queen Jane Seymour’s Unborn Child

| May 27, 2013

27 May 1537 – Celebrations for Queen Jane Seymour’s Unborn Child

On this day in 1537, Queen Jane Seymour felt her unborn baby move for the first time. The “quickening” of her child sparked off celebrations around the country. In London a Te Deum was sung, fires were lit and wine was enjoyed by the people: “Alsoe, the 27th daye of Maye 1537, being Trynytie Sondaye, […]