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FRANCIS LANCELOTT, ESQ. Queens of England. Vol.1.


Sir John Froissart's Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the Ajoining Countries from the latter part of the reign of Edward II to the coronation of Henry IV in 12 volumes 

Chronicles of Enguerrand De Monstrelet (Sir John Froissart's Chronicles continuation) in 13 volumes 

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Queens of England. Vol.1.
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JANE SEYMOUR, «jiirìr ten of Ueratj tl;t (Kgl/ilj. Parentage—Birth—Education—Maid of honour to Anne Boleyn—Courted clandestinely by Henry the Eighth—Execution of Anne Boleyn—Marriage of Henry and Jane—Progress to London—Jane is introduced to court as Queen—Her pretended royal descent—Hypocrisy of the King encouraged by parliament—Tim crown settled on Jane's descent—Jane's friendship for the Princess Mary—Her coronation contemplated—Her quiet, passive conduct—She takes to her chamber—• Her great sufferings—Henry's desire to save the child at the expense of her life— She gives birth to Edward the Sixth—Christening—Jane1 s illness—Death—I-ying in state—Burial—Henry the Eighth's mourning—The Bishop of Durham's letter of condclence—Henry the Eighth buried by the side of Jane—Monument begun but never finished. _ANE SEYMOUR, won Henry's heart, is involved in obthe third consort of scurity. A full-length portrait of her Henry the Eighth, by Holbein, in the royal collection at was the eldest dauVersailles, entitled maid of honour to ghter of Sir John Mary of England, Queen to Louis the Seymour, of Wolf Twelfth, and placed by the side of that Hall, Wilts, and of Anne Boleyn, which bears the like Margaret, daughter designation, has given rise to the conof Sir John Wentworth, of Nettle jecture that she finished her education stead in Suffolk. The Seymours, a Nor at the court of France, in the service of man family, came to England with Queen Mary Tudor, and subsequently of Queen Claude, and renders it at least William the Conqueror, and increased probable that she and Anne Boleyn protheir wealth and influence by alliances ceeded together to France, lived there with rich heiresses of noble blood, l'or under the same roof, and returned to several centuries they only took rank as England at tho same time, Whether second-rate gentry, and although some she ever entered the service of Katherine of the name served as high sheriffs for of Arragon, is problematical. Nor is it Wilts, and others were knighted in the known when, or by whom she was placed French Avars, in no instance had a as maid of honour to Anne ISoleyn. Seymour obtained historical celebrity, Wyatt says she was introduced to court or been returned as Knight of the for the express purpose of stealing the Shire. King's affections from his once idolized Jane was born about the year 1504. Queen, Anne ; and many circumstances Her career up to the period when she

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