Jane Seymour: Henry VIII's True Love

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Amberley Publishing, Jun 11, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 191 pages
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The first ever biography of Jane Seymour, Henry VIII's third wife, who died in childbirth giving the king what he craved most – a son and heir. Jane Seymour is often portrayed as meek and mild and as the most successful, but one of the least significant, of Henry VIII's wives. The real Jane was a very different character, demure and submissive yet with a ruthless streak – as Anne Boleyn was being tried for treason, Jane was choosing her wedding dress. From the lowliest origins of any of Henry's wives her rise shows an ambition every bit as great as Anne's. Elizabeth Norton tells the thrilling life of a country girl from rural Wiltshire who rose to the throne of England and became the ideal Tudor woman.
  

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User Review  - beadinggem - LibraryThing

The author covered her life as best she could because Jane Seymour is the lest documented of all Henry's queens. The author made many assumptions about what Jane might have thought or felt because there were no surviving records. Read full review

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User Review  - Trish - Goodreads

Easy to read biography, that gives good insights into the woman who appear's to Henry's dullest wife. I liked to see her re-interpreted as someone who waved the line of being thrust into Henry's path ... Read full review

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Bibliography
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List of Illustrations
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About the author (2009)

Elizabeth Norton gained her first degree from the University of Cambridge, and her Masters from the University of Oxford. Her other books include Anne Boleyn, Anne of Cleves (both published by Amberley Publishing) and She Wolves: The Notorious Queens of England. She lives in Kingston Upon Thames.

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