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Jane Seymour (c. 1508 – 24 October 1537) was the third wife of Henry VIII.  She was not educated as highly as Henry's previous wives, Catherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn. She could read and write a little. She died 30 y.o.,less than two weeks after the birth of her son who reigned as Edward VI. She was the only one of Henry's wives to receive a queen's funeral, and was buried beside Henry in St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, as she was the only consort to have a male heir to survive…

Sweet docile Jane Seymour, Henry's favourite wife and the only one who was kind to the motherless and lonely Princess Mary. She died giving birth to Henry's longed for male heir, later King Edward VI.

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Engraved by B.Eyles after H.O'Neil - Anne Boleyn, second wife of Henry VIII.

Katherine Howard: 5th wife of Henry VIII, was beheaded at the age of 21. After only eight months of being married to Henry, Catherine had already taken Thomas Culpepper as her lover. Their relationship would end tragically. Legend has it that Catherine’s last words were: “I die a queen, but would rather die the wife of Culpepper.” flickr.com

(supposed likeness) Henry called Catherine Howard his "Rose Without a Thorn"…

A previously unknown portrait of Catherine of Aragon (circa 1520) discovered by chance at Lambeth Palace has been put on display at the National Portrait Gallery, beside the circa 1520 portrait of her husband, Henry VIII.

Back together again … these contemporaneous portraits of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon can be seen next to each other in Room 1 of the National Portrait Gallery.

Anne Boleyn’s Book of Hours - More info http://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/onlineex/henryviii/greatmatter/annebol/index.html

hellohistoria: “ Anne Boleyn’s Book of Hours Henry and the court regularly attended Mass in the royal chapel, sometimes more than once a day. The King often used the time before the consecration to.

Catherine of Aragon’s head piece and necklace

The Gable Hood, a Bulky Headdress Favoured by 'The Well To Do' at That Time. This One and the Necklace are Replicas of the Ones Wore by Katherine of Aragon in a Portrait Painted Around

Name: Anne Boleyn | Father: Thomas Boleyn |  Mother: Lady Elizabeth Howard | Born: abt.1501 at Blickling, Norfolk | Married: Henry VIII, on January 25, 1533 | Children: Elizabeth | Died: May 19, 1536 at Tower of London | Buried at: Tower of London

Anne Boleyn by British (English) School paintings. Anne Boleyn (c. 1501 – 19 May was Queen of England from 1533 to 1536 as the second wife of King Henry VIII and Marquess of Pembroke in her own right.

French portrait of Queen Anne Boleyn.   A version of Anne's official portrait, which has been lost/destroyed. It might even have been painted by Holbein. The best known variation is the Elizabethan portrait in London's National Portrait Gallery.

Lady Anne Boleyn, Queen of England A version of Anne's official portrait, which has been lost/destroyed. It might even have been painted by Holbein. The best known variation is the Elizabethan portrait in London's National Portrait Gallery.

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