Why did Henry VIII marry Jane Seymour?
Some detail please, thanks :)
- staisilLv 75 years agoFavorite Answer
Jane Seymour may have first come to court in the service of Queen Catherine, but then was moved to wait on Anne Boleyn as she rose in the King's favor and eventually became his second wife.
In September 1535, the King stayed at the Seymour family home in Wiltshire, England. It may have been there that the king "noticed" Jane. But, it isn't until February of 1536 that there is evidence of Henry's new love for Jane.
By that point, Henry's waning interest in Anne was obvious and Jane was likely pegged to be her replacement as Queen.
Opinion is divided as to how Jane felt about being the new object of Henry's affections. Some see Jane's calm and gentle demeanor as evidence that she didn't really understand the position as political pawn she was playing for her family. Others see it as a mask for her fear. Seeing how Henry's two previous Queens had been treated once they fell from favor, Jane probably had some trepidation, although Anne Boleyn's final fate had not been sealed at that time.
One other view was that Jane fell into her role quite willingly and actively sought to entice the King and flaunt her favor even in front of the current Queen.
How Jane actually felt, we will never know. Henry's feelings were pretty clear though. Within 24 hours of Anne Boleyn's execution, Jane Seymour and Henry VIII were formally betrothed. On the 30th of May, they were married. Unlike Henry's previous two Queens, Jane never had a coronation. Perhaps the King was waiting to Jane to 'prove' herself by giving him a son.
- 5 years ago
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 for high treason, incest and adultery in May 1536. She died of postnatal complications less than two weeks after the birth of her only child, a son who reigned as King Edward VI. She was the only one of Henry's wives to receive a queen's funeral, and his only consort to be buried beside him in St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle. She was the only wife of Henry VIII whose son survived infancy.
- Louise CLv 75 years ago
he found her appealing becuse he had wearied of Anne boleyn. jane was a quieter, gentler woman than Anne. And she was healthy and he had begun to fear that he would never have a son by anne. always parnoid, he had begun to worry that Anne's failure to bear a son was a sign of god's displeasure with his marriage to her. he thought he would have a better chance of getting a son with Jane.
- geraldLv 75 years ago
he wanted a son if cardinal Wolsey could have obliged he would have been married to him he was god king and everything else you can think of one of the most vile creatures to exist on this planet he spent half his life in severe pain totally deserved have a nice day it is Halloween he fits well
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- JAMES KLv 75 years ago
He wanted a male heir to the throne. (He never got one, however).
- 5 years ago
because he's gone mad
- Anonymous5 years ago