Jane Seymour character jug modeled by Michael Abberley and produced by Royal Doulton of Burslem, England, between 1979-1990. Jane Seymour (circa 1500-1537), the third wife of Henry VIII, came from a family of ancient and respectable lineage. Jane impressed everyone at Court with her meekness and gentleness. She had first come to court as a lady-in-waiting to Catharine of Aragon, Henry VIII's first wife, but soon Anne Boleyn was queen and Jane attended her. Henry's interest in Jane was a strong factor in the institution of trial proceedings against Anne Boleyn. Betrothed to Henry in May, 1536, only a fortnight after Anne's execution, Jane was the fortunate Queen to bear a son, Edward, and so secure the English throne. The fever Jane contracted during labor killed her twelve days after her son's birth. Jane has been kindly treated by posterity and her relationship with Henry regarded as his most successful. Buried at Windsor, Jane Seymour is the only one of Henry's wives to share his tomb, and possibly his heart, as significantly more then two years were to pass before the King remarried. A mandolin forms the handle of the jug. Along with this large size, a small size (D6746) and miniature size (D6747) were also produced.
Henry VIII and Six Wives Series