Jane Seymour

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Jane Seymour

Henry III's True Love

By Elizabeth Norton

Amberley Publishing, Paperback, 9781848685277, 191pp.

Publication Date: May 18, 2010

Description
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.

First biography to show the real Jane Seymour; she may have been submissive and obedient in front of Henry, but her true personality was far more cutthroat.

Despite the huge interest in the wives of Henry VIII - most of his wives are the subject of at least two books - Jane has none.

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.


About the Author
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: Henry VIII's Obsession, Catherine Parr, Anne of Cleves: Henry VIII's Discarded Bride (all published by Amberley Publishing) and She Wolves: The Notorious Queens of England. She is currently writing England's Queens: The Biography, also for Amberley. She lives in Kingston Upon Thames.

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