Jane Seymour, also known as Jane Semel, was Queen of England from 1536 to 1537 as the third wife of King Henry VIII. She succeeded Anne Boleyn as queen consort following the latter's execution in May 1536. She died of postnatal complications less than two weeks after the birth of her only child, a son who became King Edward VI. She was the only wife of the King to receive a queen's funeral, and his only consort to be buried beside him in St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle.
|Died||24 October 1537 (aged 29), Hampton Court Palace, England|
|Burial||12 November 1537, St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, England|
|Issue||Edward VI of England|
|Father||Sir John Seymour|
Third wife of King Henry VIII who left him a male heir, but at the cost of her own life. She was the only one of Henry's wives to receive a queen's funeral and be buried beside him.
After King Henry took a liking to her, he dispatched his then-wife Anne Boleyn on trumped-up treason charges.
She was a lady in waiting of Anne Boleyn, which is how King Henry came to know her in the first place.
She grew up in a noble family, the great-great granddaughter of King Edward III.
Wendy Barrie played her in the Academy Award-nominated film The Private Life of Henry VIII.
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- Ladies of the Privy Chamber
- English royalty
- Burials at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle
- Irish royal consorts
- House of Tudor
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Latest information about Jane Seymour updated on June 19 2021.