November 12 – Queen Jane Seymour’s remains are transported to Windsor Castle

| November 12, 2022

November 12 – Queen Jane Seymour’s remains are transported to Windsor Castle

On this day in Tudor history, 12th November 1537, in the reign of King Henry VIII, the remains of the king’s third wife, Jane Seymour, were taken to Windsor Castle in preparation for her funeral. Jane Seymour’s heart and entrails were buried in the Chapel Royal at Hampton Court Palace, where she had died on […]

October 24 – Queen Jane Seymour dies at Hampton Court Palace

| October 24, 2022

October 24 – Queen Jane Seymour dies at Hampton Court Palace

On this day in Tudor history, 24th October 1537, in the reign of King Henry VIII, the king’s third wife, Jane Seymour, died at Hampton Court Palace. Jane Seymour died twelve days after giving birth to a son, the future King Edward VI. In the video and transcript below, I share contemporary accounts of Jane […]

June 7 – Queen Jane Seymour’s celebratory water pageant

| June 7, 2022

June 7 – Queen Jane Seymour’s celebratory water pageant

On this day in Tudor history, 7th June 1536, on the River Thames, there were celebrations for England’s new queen. Jane Seymour had married King Henry VIII on 30th May 1536 and the king wanted to celebrate his third marriage. The celebrations consisted of a river pageant from Greenwich Palace to Whitehall Palace, and you […]

June 2 – The new queen is seen!

| June 2, 2022

June 2 – The new queen is seen!

On this day in Tudor history, 2nd June 1536, just two weeks after the execution of her predecessor, Anne Boleyn, the new queen, Jane Seymour, made her first public appearance. Find out more about Queen Jane Seymour’s appearance at Greenwich Palace, and also about Jane Seymour herself, in this video… Transcript:

May 27 – England celebrates Queen Jane Seymour’s pregnancy

| May 27, 2022

May 27 – England celebrates Queen Jane Seymour’s pregnancy

On this day in Tudor history, 27th May 1537, just under a year after Henry VIII had married Jane Seymour, news spread that the queen had felt her unborn baby move for the first time. The good news sparked off celebrations in London, Calais, Oxford and York. But how did the people celebrate? In this […]

20 Interesting Facts about Jane Seymour

| April 17, 2021

20 Interesting Facts about Jane Seymour

Jane Seymour was the third wife of King Henry VIII, the mother of King Edward VI and the sister of Edward Seymour, Duke of Somerset and Lord Protector, and Thomas Seymour, Baron Seymour of Sudeley. Even though she was queen for a relatively short period, Jane Seymour is still an interesting Tudor lady, and in […]

7 June 1536 – Celebrations for a new queen

| June 7, 2017

7 June 1536 – Celebrations for a new queen

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 […]

2 June 1536 – Jane Seymour appears in public as queen

| June 2, 2015

2 June 1536 – Jane Seymour appears in public as queen

On this day in history, Friday 2nd June 1536, Jane Seymour, Henry VIII’s third wife, 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 […]

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