The Tudor Society

24 October – The death of Jane Seymour, Henry VIII’s third wife

On this day in Tudor history, 24th October 1537, Queen Jane Seymour, third wife of Henry VIII, died at Hampton Court Palace twelve days after giving birth to a son who would grow up to be King Edward VI.

In today's talk, I share contemporary accounts of Jane Seymour's illness and death, as well as details of how her remains were prepared for burial and where they were buried.

You can read an article on Jane’s labour and death by midwife Dayna Goodchild in June 2018's edition of Tudor Life magazine here.

Here are more videos on Jane Seymour:

And here are some resources from our archives:

Also on this day in history:

Exit mobile version