Saturday, September 7, 2013

Not such a plain Jane

Interesting book about Jane Seymour, her family background, the dynamics of court life, and her role in advancing her family's position in the Tudor court. While not as flamboyant as Ann Boleyn, she had a certain grace that must have soothed the troubled royal Tudor family. Certainly she was picked by Henry because of her quiet dignity that comes across the pages. Of all six of his wives, maybe it is no coincidence that it is next to Jane he chose to be buried. There is not much to the faint outline of a girl who was married to one King and mother to another- this book fills in just a bit of the girl who died too young.

Happy Reading!
Carole P. Roman

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