The Tudor Society

27 May – Celebrations for Queen Jane’s pregnancy

A portrait of Jane Seymour by Hans Holbein the Younger

On this day in Tudor history, 27th May 1537, news that Queen Jane Seymour had felt her baby move for the first time provoked celebrations in London, Calais, Oxford and York.

How did people celebrate?

In today's video, I share what the contemporary sources say about this day and how the news was celebrated.

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