Jane Seymour Fact Sheet: Who was Jane Seymour? The following short biography and fact sheet provides interesting facts about the life, times and history of Jane Seymour.
Jane Seymour Fact File Biography: Lifespan: 1508 - 1537 *** Full Name: Jane Seymour *** Occupation: Queen Consort of England *** Date of Birth: Jane Seymour was born in 1508 and exact date is not known *** Place of Birth: Jane Seymour was born in Wulfjall, Savernake Forest, in Wiltshire *** Family background: Her father was Sir John Seymour and her mother Margery Wentworth with her maternal grandfather descending from King Edward III’s son the 1st Duke of Clarence Lionel of Antwerp. Jane was the eldest of eight children, including her brothers, Edward, and Thomas. Thomas would later go on to marry Catherine Parr, Henry’s sixth and last wife, after his death. *** Early life and childhood: She grew up in a very privileged home *** Education: Jane Seymour was not as highly educated as she could have been but then women were often overlooked when it came to education, the feeling being that they were better at childrearing and housewifery ***
Jane Seymour Fact 1: Jane
Seymour was born in 1508 and during
the 16th century period in history
when Portugal and Spain were
exploring the oceans of the world
and colonizing new lands.
Jane Seymour Fact 8: Having felt let down by his previous wives and with a recent outbreak of the plague, Jane was not crowned when she would normally have been.
Jane Seymour Fact 9: It was thought because Henry was waiting to see if she would fulfil her wifely duties.
Jane Seymour Fact 10: She
rarely involved herself in matters
of state or in any way meddled in
Henry’s affairs. The only aspect of
his life she did try to resolve was
the relationship with his two
Jane Seymour Fact 15: Edward was christened in the presence of his father and two half-sisters, Mary and Elizabeth in attendance on October 15th 1537 but without the presence of his mother.
Jane Seymour Fact 16: Jane’s birthing of Edward had lasted three days and two nights and had been a very difficult birth.
Jane Seymour Fact 17: Within
twelve days of giving birth to the
future King of England, Jane was
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