1. (1509-1537) The third wife of Henry VIII
, his favorite wife since she gave him a healthy son. Henry had Anne Boleyn behead
ed on false charges of adultery
, and incest
so he could marry Jane, who had refused to be his concubine and would only give herself to him as his wife.
Jane Seymour was never crowned as queen since Henry wanted her to do her duty first: produce a son.
Jane advocated on behalf of Mary Tudor
, to whom she was politically and personally loyal
, and for the protesting English Catholics, but Henry would hear none of it, saying only "Remember Anne".
Jane died two weeks after giving birth to Edward VI, Henry's longed-for heir. Elated
to finally have a healthy son, Henry soon began mourning, giving her a queen's funeral.
2. A British
actress (1951-present) known for Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman
Jane Seymour, like Anne Boleyn, was not a great beauty, but there was a stark contrast
between them; Anne was an olive-skinned brunette
with piercing dark eyes while Jane was almost pallid
with pale blue eyes, mousy blonde hair, and a little receding chin; Anne was dramatic
while Jane was demure
; Anne was a Protestant
while Jane was Catholic
; where Anne was cruel
to her stepdaughter Mary, Jane had personal loyalty
to Mary and her mother, Katherine. Jane banned the flashy French styles that Anne introduced to court.