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 & Traveling Sister
    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 ...
    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 ...
  • 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...
  • 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.So far I'm not enjoying this book as much as the other two, but Jane is my least favorite queen, so that may be influencing me. Part one is all family related. She's just now coming to court.I have a question. I’m pleading total ignoran...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Kate T
    I love historical fiction and especially ones that deal with royalty. Sadly, I struggled with this book. As a reader who has never read Alison Weir, I was thrilled to read an advanced copy through Netgalley. What made me struggle through this book was that I felt the characters did not have their own voice. Because I am new to reading Alison Weir, I can not say how her earlier books compare to this one. Overall, I was not fully engaged in this bo...
  • 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...
  • I read novels
    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...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • Joyce
    5 starsThe reader first makes Jane Seymour’s acquaintance when she is ten years old. She wants badly to be a nun. While her parents advise her to wait until she is eighteen, Jane finds it very hard to wait. When she enters the convent to make her final decision, she comes to the conclusion that the cloistered life is not for her. With her brother Edward’s first marriage is in shambles, and the death of her sister Margery to the sweating sickn...
  • Tracey Allen at Carpe Librum
    Jane Seymour - The Haunted Queen by Alison Weir is the third novel in the Six Tudor Queens series, but just like the previous two, it can easily be read as a stand alone. The book begins in 1518, when Jane is just 10 years old, and takes us through her life, her stations at court, her relationship with Queen Katherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn, falling in love with King Henry VIII and Queen Anne's eventual demise.Jane is haunted by Anne Boleyn's ...
  • 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...
  • Belinda
    Fascinating to read about this period of history from the perspective of Jane who’s witnessing these events. I wondered at title, “The Haunted Queen” and it’s in the second half of the book when it becomes clear why. Excellent reading.
  • Mairead Hearne (swirlandthread.com)
    ‘Jane Seymour, The third of Henry’s Queens. Her StoryHistory tells us how she diedThis spellbinding novel explores the life she lived’ Jane Seymour:The Haunted Queen is the third novel in the Six Tudor Queens series by Alison Weir, the UK’s top-selling female historian. Just published with Headline Review, it gives us all an insight into a ‘career that spanned three of the most tumultuous years in England’s history.’This is my secon...
  • Helene Harrison
    Review - I think this one is my favourite of the three released so far because it's a story that I don't know as well so there were more twists and turns in it for me. I particularly enjoyed the beginning and the relationships within the Seymour family. I also really enjoyed the interplay between Jane and Anne Boleyn which was mainly done in looks rather than words. It is well written and engaging to read and once you get into it you can't put it...
  • Cynthia
    This is the third in Weir’s series concerning Henry VIII’s wives and while it’s excellent it isn’t quite as good as her Katherine of Aragon or Anne Boyleyn books but not by much. Reading the author’s note in the back of the book there’s not nearly as much source material to draw from so Weir used more of her fiction tools to bring Jane Alive. Jane served with Katherine’s court for a long tim and loved her dearly. She was devoted to ...
  • Amy Leigh
    I actually didn't know much about Jane going into this book. I think that helped me enjoy her story more because I didn't know what was coming next. I love how strong Jane is and even when it's a difficult position to be in, she stands up for her beliefs. Jane is forced by her family to become a lady in waiting for Queen Katherine instead of becoming the nun she planned to be. A different lady in waiting, Anne Boleyn, is rumored to be having an a...
  • Angie Rhodes
    Once again Historian Alison Weir has her readers, enthralled with her latest book, The Haunted Queen:' Jane Seymour. Once started the reader will not want to leave the Court of King Henry VIII, you can hear the whispers of the ladies in waiting, the gossip that they tell behind the backs,of those they wait on, the arrogance of Henry, and see the love Jane has for him. After reading Alison's other books, in this series, I was excited to read this,...