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  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Amberley Publishing; First Edition edition (15 May 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 184868102X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1848681026
  • Product Dimensions: 23.6 x 15.2 x 2.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 851,553 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Elizabeth Norton gained her first degree from the University of Cambridge, and her Masters from the University of Oxford. Her other books include Anne Boleyn, Anne of Cleves (both published by Amberley Publishing) and She Wolves: The Notorious Queens of England. She lives in Kingston Upon Thames.

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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Alice Penworthy on 1 Sep 2010
Format: Hardcover
I loved this book. Jane Seymour has always been my favourite of Henry VIII's wives and it has always been hard to find information on her. I liked the first half as I found the information about Jane's family interesting. I also thought it was well written and Norton's writing style always keeps me wanting to read more. I particularly like her use of quotes and she gives you a feel for the real Jane, especially in her discussion of her role in Anne Boleyn's death. The best part of the book was definitely the section on Jane as queen. I really enjoyed reading about Jane's religious beliefs and her opinion on the Pilgrimage of Grace. I also thought that Norton provided the best summary on the Pilgrimage of Grace that I have read so far. My favourite chapter was on Princess Mary, who I have also always been interested in. I was intrigued by Jane's role in bringing Mary back to court.

I have read about Jane in other books on the six wives in general but it always feels as though she is a bit of an afterthought, once the writer has gone through the more exciting stories of Catherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn. It was refreshing to read a book focussed solely on Jane and I though it added a new viewpoint to read about Anne Boleyn's fall from Jane's point of view for the first time. The book is not very long, which is a shame, but it is full of really interesting information about Jane Seymour and I would highly recommend it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Leigh on 21 July 2012
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I thoroughly loved this biography of Queen Jane Seymour, as there aren't many around! It is lovely because it focuses completely on Jane's story, giving you all the facts and details which you need. Okay, so that author didn't have a lot of material to work with for the early years of Jane Seymour, but Elizabeth Norton still made it extremely interesting, allowing the reader to come up with their own conclusions.

There is no doubt that Jane is a very fascinating lady, helped by the fact that we don't know a lot about her (unfortunately). But when the book did turn to the well documented area of Jane's life, (marriage, reign, pregnancy etc), the author still made it extremely lively, informative and simple.

This book definately helps all those history/Tudor fans out there understand a little bit more about Henry's third queen and so I highly recommend it!
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31 of 39 people found the following review helpful By The Anne Boleyn Files on 12 Jun 2009
Format: Hardcover
I was so excited about ordering "Jane Seymour: Henry VIII's True Love" by Elizabeth Norton because it really is the only Jane Seymour biography available - all the other Jane Seymour books seem to be fictional accounts of her life. However, I wasn't impressed by the first few chapters because I thought they were very flimsy and talked about what Jane MAY have done and where she MAY have been. I understand that Jane Seymour is a hard character to research because there actually isn't much information about her before she became Henry's third wife but still, she could have been anywhere really!!

But, the good news is that the book gets better and is actually a great read and goes some way to dispelling those myths about how Jane was meek, mild and demure. Norton points out that "the real Jane was a shrewd politician and a strong character. Jane could not have won the king without a ruthless streak and her ambition was as great as Anne Boleyn's". What we need to remember is that Jane saw, by being a maid to both Catherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn, how these women treated the king and how he treated them. She learned that she had to be the good, mild-mannered traditional woman to tempt the king after he had lost interest in the feisty argumentative Anne but she also learned from Anne that she needed to keep hold of her "virtue" if she was to hold the king's interest.

This book, in the end, really does give you a deeper understanding of this woman who history really has ignored and yet who was the "usurper", stealing the King from Anne Boleyn. The information on the Pilgrimage of Grace, Jane's religious beliefs and her horror of how Henry treated the uprising, her pregnancy, death and legacy, is all first class. A great read for Tudor history lovers.
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As a self-proclaimed Anne Boleyn fan, I got this book on Jane Seymour for a bit of light reading. However, I was pleasantly surprised to find that this was really interesting. Elizabeth Norton was keen to stress that Jane was not the timid mild woman we believe that we know, instead showing how she was far more intelligent and ruthless than many think.

Definitely recommend.
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By Julieb on 19 Nov 2013
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Love love love this author. Really excellent cant put down books, not glamourised at all, sticks to the facts and researched well. I will buy all her books
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12 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Monica on 29 July 2010
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I was looking forward to reading the first biography on Jane Seymour. There isn't much information on her, but as Norton has been publishing a book every couple of months, I wonder how hard she tried to find more. It also needs copyediting as it is poorly written in places. If you are really interested in Jane, this is worth buying as it's all that's out there. However, you might prefer a book by Starkey, Weir or Fraser on all 6 wives, as it will be more informative. Overall, I felt this could have been a lot better.
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