Saturday, May 30, 2009

Today in History, King Henry VIII Marries Jane Seymour

May 30Th 1536, Henry VIII marries Jane Seymour, a previously lady-in-waiting for Queen Anne. Henry VIII was betrothed to Jane Seymour on May 20th 1536, the day after Boleyn's execution, and married her ten days later. In 1537 she gave birth to a son the future Edward VI. She participated in the young princes christening and became deathly ill with puerperal fever. She died on October 24Th, 1537 at Hampton Court. After her death, Henry wore black for the next three months. Henry was later buried beside her in 1547.

This was written above her grave for awhile:
Here lieth a Phoenix, by whose death
Another Phoenix life gave breath:
It is to be lamented much
The world at once ne'er knew two such.

1 comment:

  1. I love how you do the This day in history thread. It's very interesting. PS there is an award over at my blog


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