Monday, April 19, 2010

Question from MsMeli - Henry VIII not being buried in Westminster Abbey

I'm wondering why wasnt King Henry buried in W. abbey? Why did he choose to be buried with Jane Seymour when he had a 6th wife?

[Related thread re: burial with Jane linked below. - Lara]

http://queryblog.tudorhistory.org/2009/06/question-from-antonia-henrys-burial.html

2 comments:

Luv said...

Henry VIII was buried with Jane Seymour because she was her only true wife. Henry VIII had annulled 4 marriages (Katherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Anne of Cleve and Catherine Howard) So it was as if the marriage never existed . His 6 wife out lived him, leaving Jane as the only wife he could be buried with.

Katja said...

At the end of King Henry's life he forgot about all his wives besides Jane. She was the only one who gave him a son so she was his favorite. I also agree with Luv.