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Jane Seymour (detail) by Hans Holbein the Younger (1497 - 1543)    c.1536. Silverpoint, ink and pastel on paper prepared with ground chalk.    One of the most incredible pieces of draughtsmanship in Western art.

Jane Seymour (detail) by Hans Holbein the Younger - Silverpoint, ink and pastel on paper prepared with ground chalk. One of the most incredible pieces of draughtsmanship in Western art. Jane and Henry had a son: Edward VI

Hans Holbein the Younger. Detail from Portrait of Jane Seymour, Queen of England, 1536.

Hans Holbein the Younger, Portrait of Jane Seymour, Queen of England (detail), 1536

Edward VI, son of Henry VIII and third wife, Jane Seymour; brother of Mary I and Elizabeth I

Edward VI, son of Henry VIII and third wife, Jane Seymour; half-brother of Mary I and Elizabeth I.

Portrait of Lord Protector Somerset, by Hans Holbein. The Trustees of the Weston Park Foundation, UK. Edward Seymour, 1st Duke of Somerset, KG, (c. 1500 – 22 January 1552) was Lord Protector of England during the minority of his nephew King Edward VI (1547–1553), in the period between the death of King Henry VIII in 1547 and his own indictment in 1549. Brother of Thomas and Queen Jane Seymour.

Edward Seymour, Earl of Hertford. Later Duke of Somerset. Husband to Anne Stanhope. Son of Edward Seymour, brother to Henry VIII's wife Jane Seymour, uncle to Edward VI. Lord Protector during Edward VI's minority until he was beheaded for treason.

Tudor Accessories: Necklaces. Jane Seymour wears what seems to be the "queen consort's necklace." Most of Henry's queens are painted wearing it. She also wears Katharine of Aragon's "IHS" pin on her bodice. It must have been nerve-wracking having to wear the jewels of Henry's cast off wives!

jaded-mandarin: “ Hans Holbein the Younger. Detail from Portrait of Jane Seymour, Queen of England, ”

The 9 day Queen - Lady Jane Grey - Through her mother, Lady Frances Brandon, she was the great-granddaughter of Henry VII. Lady Jane Grey never wanted to become Queen, but was forced to by her father-in-law. Jane and her husband Lord Guildford Dudley were tried for high treason and sentenced to death and she and her husband were beheaded

Miniature of Lady Jane Grey - also known as The Nine Days' Queen. An English noblewoman and de facto monarch of England from 10 July until 19 July She was subsequently executed.

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