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Jane Seymour, Queen consort of England

Birthplace: Wolf Hall, Wiltshire, England
Death: Died in Hampton Court Palace, Middlesex, England
Cause of death: Puerperal fever
Place of Burial: St. George's Chapel, Windsor, Berkshire, England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Sir John Seymour of Wulfhall and Lady Margery Seymour (Wentworth)
Wife of Henry VIII, King of England
Mother of Edward VI of England
Sister of Edward Seymour, 1st Duke of Somerset; Sir Henry Seymour, MP; Margery Seymour; Anthony Seymour; Thomas Seymour, 1st Baron Sudeley and 5 others
Half sister of Jane Seymour

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About Jane Seymour, Queen consort of England

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Jane Seymour

Queen consort of England

Tenure 30 May 1536 – 24 October 1537

Proclamation 4 June 1536

Spouse Henry VIII of England (1536-1537)


Edward VI of England

Father John Seymour

Mother Margery Wentworth

Born 10 October 1508

Died 24 October 1537 (aged 29)

Hampton Court Palace

Religion Catholic


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"Jane Seymour (c. 1508 – 24 October 1537) 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 for high treason, incest and adultery in May 1536. She died of postnatal complications less than two weeks after the birth of her only child, a son who reigned as Edward VI. She was the only one of Henry's wives to receive a queen's funeral, and his only consort to be buried beside him in St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle. She was the only consort of Henry VIII to have a male heir to survive infancy."


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Jane Seymour, Queen consort of England's Timeline

October 10, 1508
Wolf Hall, Wiltshire, England
May 20, 1536
Age 27
York, York, England, United Kingdom
October 12, 1537
Age 29
Hampton Court Palace, Richmond, England
October 12, 1537
Age 29
Hampton Court Palace, Richmond upon Thames, London, Middlesex, England
October 24, 1537
Age 29
Hampton Court Palace, Middlesex, England
November 12, 1537
Age 29
St. George's Chapel, Windsor, Berkshire, England
None; she could only write her name.
She died in childbirth