They Seymour’s were a well-respected and old noble family. Jane had been a maid of honor at the court of both Catherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn. Henry VIII noticed her at her father’s residence of Wolf Hall and he saw her with fresh eyes. In 1536 foreign ambassadors began to send news of the Kind’s new romance with Jane. Henry made his affection clear to Jane. She was a modest and gentle person but she refused to be Henry VIII’s mistress. But he couldn’t afford a new divorce, so he arrested Anne, and she was executed. So he was a widow and free to marry again. Henry VIII and Jane married and she was declared queen. She was pregnant and this time it was a young boy. But she died just two weeks after her son was born. The boy was Edward VI.
Kathryn Howard was the fifth wife of Henry VIII. She was a cousin of Anne Boleyn, Henry’s second wife. She was a charming flirtatious girl who became queen of England thanks to Henry VIII. She had love affairs when she was still in her teens with two men. But her life changed when she came to court at about the age of 19 as a lady-in-waiting to Anne of Cleves, and Henry VIII fell in love with her. He believed she was pure and innocent. Henry became obsessed with her. He spoiled her with fine clothes and jewels. They get married in 1540. But few months after her marriage, she fell again in love with Thomas Culpeper. Finally Henry VIII discover the truth and executed Kathryn. She was just twenty years old.