Jane Seymour (Six Tudor Queens, #3) by Alison Weir

Jane Seymour (Six Tudor Queens, #3)

Acclaimed author and historian Alison Weir continues her epic Six Tudor Queens series with this third captivating novel, which brings to life Jane Seymour, King Henry VIII’s most cherished bride and mother of his only male heir. Ever since she was a child, Jane has longed for a cloistered life as a nun. But her large noble family has other plans, and, as an adult, Jane is invited to the King’s court to serve as lady-in-waiting for Queen Kathe...

Details Jane Seymour (Six Tudor Queens, #3)

TitleJane Seymour (Six Tudor Queens, #3)
Release DateMay 15th, 2018
PublisherBallantine Books
GenreHistorical, Historical Fiction, Fiction, English History, Tudor Period

Reviews Jane Seymour (Six Tudor Queens, #3)

  • Maureen
    Isn’t it wonderful when an author has the ability to transport the reader to another place and time in history - to make one feel, hear and see what it felt like to be an integral part of King Henry VIII’s court. I knew little about Jane Seymour, so it was a joy to see her come to life. History paints her as a mainly meek, mouse like woman, but others saw her in a different light. Alison Weir portrays her as a modest, kind hearted woman, but ...
  • Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies
    3 stars because I love reading about Henry VIII and his wives, but tbh Jane was a boring queen and this was a boring book. I don't really get the reviews raving about Jane. She was bland as fuck in the book, and pretty self-righteous. Which, of course, her goodness and blandness was what attracted Henry to her...But it doesn't change the fact that she's still a boring queen.
  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    5 intriguing stars to Jane Seymour: The Haunted Queen! 👑 👑 👑 👑 👑 I can’t get enough of the Tudors. Fiction? Nonfiction? I’m all in. That said, I knew less about Jane Seymour, the quiet, pious queen. Alison Weir did an incredible job fleshing her out and endearing her to me. Jane Seymour was Henry VIII’s “favorite” queen because she provided him with his only male heir; however, Jane did not want to be a queen. She wanted ...
  • Diane S ☔
    Henry's world, definitely not a comfortable place to be, if one lived during his reign, but it sure makes for addictive reading. Although I am familiar about much to do with Henry and his many wives, Jane Seymour is the one of which I know the least. I always thought of her as rather homely, meek and mild, a sharp contrast to Anne Boleyn, the wife whom she succeeded. Reading this, I think there is much more to this lady than was thought.Alison We...
  • Hannah Greendale
    The third installment of Weir's Six Tudor Queens series dedicates so many pages to recounting the reign of Katherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn, it hardly reads like Jane Seymour's story. Nearly four hundred pages into the book, Weir finally focuses on Jane - devout and demure, haunted by the ghost of Anne Boleyn - whose tumultuous pregnancies and tearful death are the highlight of this book. Jane was more than four months pregnant when the child ...
  • Matt
    Alison Weir barely has time to breathe as she churns out yet another masterful novel in the Six Tudor Queens series, this time with a strong focus on Jane Seymour, wife number three. Young Jane had always wanted to join the cloister and become a nun, which seemed to be her destiny right up until her eighteenth birthday. Shipped off to the convent, Jane found herself not quite sure of her choice and decided that, perhaps, God had other plans for h...
    Thank you to Random House who provided an advance reader copy via NetGalley.I've been looking forward to reading this since Jane Seymour is sort of an "unknown" figure among Henry VIII's six queens. She's the quiet one. I don't believe I have ever read a book solely covering her, and I own quite a lot of books on the Tudors. But, this is not a biography; it's a historical novel, and much poetic license was taken here. Some of my preconceived noti...
  • Tammy
    Well worn material, this time told from the perspective of Jane Seymour. Frankly, I found the author's note at the end of the book to be more interesting than the book itself. In the note, Weir lays out the historical reasoning for the choices she made depicting these tumultuous three years. Fascinating.
  • Helga
    An excellent, well researched and well-written book, Jane Seymour: The Haunted Queen is the story of the beloved third wife of Henry VIII from her childhood to the end of her short life. This is an intricate tale about a young Queen who succeeds Anne Boleyn following Anne’s beheading and finds herself enmeshed in court intrigues and machinations. Her beliefs and principles are challenged as she strives to bring peace to her inner struggles and ...
  • BAM The Bibliomaniac
    Netgalley # 19 (and the most exciting one to date!)Many thanks go to Ballantine, Alison Weir (one of my all-time favorite authors), and Netgalley for the free copy of this book in exchange for my unbiased review.I'm a HUGE Weir fan. Have been for years. I read everything by her. Seymour, of this series, has been my least favorite of the three. That may be because she is my least favorite queen. She's always seemed so meek and humble and abused by...
  • Juli
    Jane Seymour (1508-1537) was the wife of Henry VIII and Queen of England for a very short time, 1536-1537. She succeeded Anne Boleyn as Henry's wife and bore him a son...and died a few days later from birth-related complications. In The Haunted Queen, Allison Weir continues her Six Tudor Queens saga with Jane's story. The book is a mix of historical fact and fictional story, recounting what might have happened from the time Jane was about 10 year...
  • Marialyce
    My reviews can be seen at https://yayareadslotsofbooks.wordpres...It is always fascinating to this reader to read of the Tudor Queens and the events that led up to their taking their place next to Henry VIII. Alison Weir's books have always been a wonderful way in which to learn and enhance one's understanding of the events that put these women on the throne. This novel was no exceptionJane Seymour never would have foreseen herself as the wife to...
  • Lois
    This is slow and boring. Weir's fiction is generally considerably worse than her non-fiction. I didn't much care for the first volume in this series about Katherine of Aragon but somewhat liked the book about Anne Boleyn. This is just a miss.I did appreciate the portrayl of Jane as the hypocrite she was. Her treatment of Anne is callous and her attachment to Lady Mary doesn't clean that up.
  • Cathy
    To read more reviews like this, plus fascinating author interviews, exclusive guest posts and book extracts, visit my blog: https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/For someone who lived a relatively short life, this is quite a long book. The author takes us in detail through events of the three years that the author describes as ‘the most tumultuous…in England’s history’. Since the lives of Katherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn and Jane Seymou...
  • Natasa
    Jane Seymour may not have been as bold as Anne Boleyn, but her story still fascinates. This particular version of Jane is much how I see Jane in my own imagination. Beautifully written so that you're getting the historical aspect as well as a personal story of a young woman. The Haunted Queen is a great tribute to one of Henry VIII’s most elusive queens, and I cannot wait to read Alison Weir’s next novel. Full review coming soon on my blog: h...
  • Juliew.
    4 and a half stars for this.I have to admit I liked this much better than the Anne Boleyn book I had also read in this series.I'm not really sure why exactly but I think I was much amused by the idea of Anne coming back to haunt Jane and also Jane is one of the lesser known wives so I was completely fascinated how the author tried to fill the gaps in her story.I wasnt too thrilled with the perpetuating of more of the better known myths such as An...
  • Margaret
    Alison Weir can be a bit hit or miss. Some books are fantastic reads, while others plod along.This one is one of the hits.The reality is we know little about Jane Seymour, so this gives Ms Weir a lot of wiggle room, and wiggle she does!She makes sense of a few snippets that standing by themselves in the tapestry of history made no sense, but woven in with others are perfectly intelligible.Possibly the best of Ms Weir's books.Highly recommended.
  • Angela
    The problem is, with Jane, that she is just not the most compelling character. For one, there is very little known of her personality, she had practically no known correspondence, and she was in the public eye for a very short time. This shows forth in this novelization in that she takes most of her cues from those around her. The only interest to originate from Jane herself is that she felt a calling to join the religious life. However, once wit...
  • Judy Lesley
    Thank you to NetGalley and Random House Publishing - Ballantine for a digital galley of this novel.I am reading this series of novels covering the lives of the wives of King Henry VIII of England in the Six Tudor Queens series by Alison Weir. I thoroughly enjoyed the first two books but found this one much harder to become and then stay interested in. I kept trying to work out what was keeping me from feeling as enthusiastic about this book and I...
  • gem
    I love Alison Weir’s books; whether they be fictional or non-fiction, AW’s research shines through and transports you back in time. This book focuses on Jane Seymour, the famed favourite wife of Henry VII and mother of Edward.This book offers up a fascinating insight into Jane’s family life, and the political machinations that caused her to go from would be nun to wife of the King.I’ve read loads of books about the Tudors, but not actuall...
  • Betty
    This next book in the Six Tudor Queens series tells the story of Jane Seymour, third wife of King Henry VIII. This fictionalized tale of Jane's life begins at her childhood home of Wulfhall and, in time, we see how Jane came to serve as a maid-of-honor for the Queen—Katherine of Aragon, Henry's first wife. When she arrives, the King's pursuit of Anne Boleyn, another of Katherine's maid's-of-honor, is already well underway. Jane remains fiercely...
  • Eva
    The third book in the Six Tudor Queens series obviously features Henry VIII’s third wife, Jane Seymour. I must admit I knew very little about her going in. Apart from the facts, of course. Third wife, the only one to give Henry a male heir and the fact that she was apparently so beloved by Henry that he decided to be buried alongside her.I’m not entirely sure I now know much more about her as far as historical facts are concerned, to be hones...
  • Jackie Law
    Six Tudor Queens: Jane Seymour – The Haunted Queen, by Alison Weir, is the third in a series of specially commissioned books which together tell the story of Henry VIII’s wives, from their point of view. Each instalment is a highly detailed, fictionalised account based on known and researched facts, with literary licence taken to aid storytelling. The author is a well regarded historian and explains at the end of each book why she presented k...
  • Scarlett
    Thanks to NetGalley and Random House for an Advance Reader Copy!I definitely liked this book the most of Alison Weir's Six Tudor Queens series so far. I had one or two small disagreements with her opinions on Katherine of Aragon, and then had A LOT of disagreements about her portrayal of Anne Boleyn, but it seems we finally found some common ground with Jane Seymour. There is very little known about Jane, and she left very few letters or records ...
  • Bookread2day
    I am very sure that this book is enjoyable for the right reader. I'm not a lover of any historical work of fiction or non fiction. I think that Alison Weir is a very intelligent author she builds a colourful backdrop of the 16th century and everything surrounding historical events. I was sent this book for an honest review by the publisher but not by my request to review it.
  • Kate
    How I love this series and I think that this one (as well as the one on Anne of Cleves) is the one I've been anticipating the most. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
  • E L E A N O R (bookishcourtier)
    4.5 stars. Considering that this was one of most anticipated releases of this year, I’m maybe a tiny tiny tiny bit disappointed. Don't get me wrong, I still really loved it, but not quite as much as I maybe hoped I would. I don’t know this is whether I actually dislike it more than the other two, or whether I’m more attuned to the flaws within it, but I can say that this was more between the four and the five star ratings, rather than t...
  • Kim Kaso
    4.5 stars So little to work from for this queen, her major claim to fame is providing Henry VIII with an heir and dying very soon thereafter, never prone to disappointing the king or seeing him go after another woman or risking death at his hands. Alison Weir did an outstanding job with what she had in the way of historical research, but the drama still seems driven more by Anne Boleyn and Henry’s relationship than it does by her own story. She...
  • Chantal
    De derde koningin, de ware koningin volgens Henry VIII, maar ook een vrouw waar geschiedkundig niet zo heel veel van geweten is. Weir weet de gaten in de geschiedenis goed op te vullen. Je gelooft dat het misschien wel echt zo verlopen is. Ik kijk al vol verwachting uit naar het boek over Anne of Cleves☺ De derde koningin, de ware koningin volgens Henry VIII, maar ook een vrouw waar geschiedkundig niet zo heel veel van geweten is. Weir weet d...
  • Bookish Ally
    Review coming.