Jane Seymour

Summary for Six Wives with Lucy Worsley

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Less is known about Jane than Henry’s other wives, even though she was the one he always remembered with love and gratitude, and beside whom he wished to be buried. It is assumed that that is because she bore him a son, and that he had had no time to tire of her, but is that the whole story?

Jane was described in her own time as kind and gentle, and is on record as having sought to mediate between Henry and his estranged daughter, as well as to plead for the monks and nuns dispossessed by the Dissolution of the Monasteries. From what we know of Henry’s other wives, he appreciated strong-minded, intellectual women (as long as they did not challenge him too far!), perhaps there was more to Jane than meets the modern eye.