Jane Seymour

US$325 incl. shipping & handling

Jane Seymour (c. 1508–1537) 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 in May 1536 but 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. She was highly praised for her gentle, peaceful nature, being called as "gentle a lady as ever I knew" by John Russell and "the Pacific" by the Imperial Ambassador Eustace Chapuys for her peacemaking efforts at court.

 

She was regarded as meek, gentle, simple, and chaste, with her large family making her suitable to have many children. 

 

Chapuys described her as being of middling stature and very pale; he also said that she was not of much beauty, but Russell disagreed, calling her "the fairest of all the King's wives." Polydore Vergil commented that she was "a woman of the utmost charm in both character and appearance."

 

 

Standing approximately 55cm tall (22in), Jane comes complete with stand and accessories