Astrologers and soothsayers all predicted Jane would have a boy. Their prophesies came true: on October 12, 1537, Jane gave birth to a son, Edward, after days of agonizing labor. The monarch was overjoyed because he had finally gotten his long-desired son. However, only three months later, on January 21, 1538, Jane died of puerperal fever, which often killed pregnant women in those days.
Edward was only nine years old at the time of his mother's death. He was brought up by his grandmother, Catherine Parr, who became the second wife of Henry VIII. When he reached adulthood, Edward married Catherine Howard, the daughter of Thomas Howard, Earl of Surrey. They had two children together but were divorced in 1542. In 1547, Edward married Anne Boleyn, another granddaughter of Catherine Parr. She gave birth to three children. In 1553, when her cousin Elizabeth I succeeded her father as queen, Anne was executed on charges of treason. Her body was buried in Peterborough Cathedral but was later exhumed and thrown into a common grave near Tyburn River in London.
In 1554, when he was twenty-one years old, Edward married for the third time to Mary Stuart. She was the daughter of the king of France and thus sister to his own wife.
Jane gave birth to Edward VI on October 12, 1537, and died a few weeks later as a result of delivery complications. Jane is buried alongside the king at St. George's Chapel, as per the monarch's desires. She was only 20 years old at the time of her death.
Edward VI was only nine years old when his mother died. He was guided by his council members in the running of the government and managed public affairs until he came of age.
The exact date of birth of Edward VI is not known with certainty but it is believed that he was born on Thursday, October 12th, 1537. His father had him baptized as a Christian, which was necessary for any hopes of an inheritance from his family. The date was chosen because it was the tenth day of the month, which would become important later in life when dealing with issues such as coronations.
He was also granted the titles of Prince of Wales and King of England, Scotland and Ireland. His council members were appointed to help run the government during his minority, and they ruled together until he came of age. When he turned 18, he married Catherine Parr, who was 10 years older than he was. She was a widow with two children of her own. Her first husband had been beheaded after falling from favor with Henry VIII.
He was successful when Jane Seymour gave birth to a prince on October 12, 1537. Henry longed for a male heir, and Edward was it. Jane Seymour had also sought to mend Henry's connection with his daughter Elizabeth. Elizabeth was invited to the prince's baptism by Jane. She refused, but her absence was noted by all present.
Seymour died in childbirth at the age of 36. Her son Edward survived her, as did King Henry. They both mourned their lost love and never married again. To this day, they remain childless.
Jane Seymour was born in London, she was the third child of Thomas Seymour and Margaret Wotton. Her father was an ambitious man who wanted to advance his family out of poverty, so he accepted a post as ambassador to France. He left England before she was born, and her mother soon found work as a lady-in-waiting to Queen Catherine Howard. When Catherine was executed for treason in 1542, Margaret was imprisoned too. However, she was later released due to lack of evidence against her.
Thomas Seymour returned home after several years abroad and tried to have his wife's case reviewed, but without success. He then began to plot how he could get back into royal favor. It worked: Queen Mary I died in 1554 and was succeeded by her nine-year-old son, Edward VI.
King Edward VI Children/Jane Seymour She gave birth to Henry VIII's first male son, King Edward VI, the future King of England, on October 12, 1537. She died of childbirth difficulties less than two weeks later, on October 24, 1537, in London, England, after just a year and a half as queen. Her death caused great sorrow among Henry VIII and his courtiers.
There is no evidence that Jane Seymour was married to anyone else. It has been suggested that she may have been married before she came to the throne, but this is only speculation. It is possible that she may have had a secret marriage, but there is no proof of this.
After Jane's death, Henry VIII married again, this time to Catherine Howard, a commoner. He got another son by her - Charles IX - but she was executed for treason a few years later. This left him with an empty throne until his next marriage.
Some people believe that Queen Elizabeth I is Jane's daughter. They say that she was born after Jane's death and that she should therefore be Queen Elizabeth II. But this is not true. The real Elizabeth II was never married and she is not related to Jane Seymour.
There are several things about Jane that make some people think she might be Elizabeth II's mother. For example, they share the same birthday, February 21st.
Jane became engaged to Henry the day following Anne's execution, and the couple married 10 days later (so many red flags). Jane became pregnant within a year and soon gave Henry what he desired most: a son. That's the conclusion of the narrative. But there are problems with this story.
First, there is no record of when or where Jane was born, so it cannot be proven that she was actually born in England. She may have been a French or Spanish princess. Some historians believe she was born in France because that is where her first marriage took place. Her second husband was English, but that doesn't necessarily mean she was born here either.
Second, it has been suggested that Jane was Queen Anne's twin. They would have been born approximately nine months apart, which means that Jane could have been old enough to marry away from home when she signed her own death warrant. But there are no records showing that Jane ever traveled abroad, so it can be assumed that she didn't survive past 1540.
Third, it has also been suggested that Jane was blind and used a white stick to find her way around the court. There is some evidence to support this theory. For example, Jane did not travel abroad until she was married for a second time, and then only to France.
Jane Russell, who died Friday, was an actress who adopted an Irish kid in the early 1950s, generating a scandal that nearly ruined her career. According to the BBC, she and her husband adopted their son, Thomas Waterfield, in 1952, which generated controversy and nearly terminated her career. The Russells were trying to build their family size when they adopted young Tom, who was born on January 4th, 1931. The couple's first child, a daughter they named Linda Lee, was born four years later.
According to the New York Times, Russell told interviewers that she and her husband had been "shocked" by his adoption. She said she wanted a boy and had asked her husband for a paternity test before he agreed to adopt another child. Her husband denied this claim.
After adopting Tom, the Russles tried to get him into Hollywood High School but were told he could not be admitted because he was not a U.S. citizen. This prompted them to send him to a private school in California. It was there where he met other children from around the world, which inspired him to work with Project World Children on a program called "Two Worlds Meeting at Harvard University."
When asked about her son in interviews, Russell would say only that he was good at sports and good at music. She never mentioned any relationship she may have had with him or any contact they may have had after she adopted him.