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Jane Seymour: Henry VIII's True Love by [Norton, Elizabeth]
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About the Author

Elizabeth Norton gained her first degree from the University of Cambridge, and her Masters from the University of Oxford. She has written many books on the Tudors and England’s Queens for Amberley. She lives in Kingston Upon Thames.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2150 KB
  • Print Length: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Amberley Publishing (24 Oct. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005ZG7OTY
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars 17 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #157,971 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Great book, a lot of detail, but sorry the picture section is blank. Typical Kindle rip off.
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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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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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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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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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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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Jane Seymour and her relationship with Henry VIII has always been a fascination of mine since I was young. This was a great and informative read, especially highlighting that JS had more to her than people assumed!
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