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Jane Seymour to Lord Privy Seal (Cromwell) announcing the birth of Edward VI. On 12...

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Jane Seymour to Lord Privy Seal (Cromwell) announcing the birth of Edward VI. On 12 October 1537, Jane succeeded where Katherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn had failed and presented Henry VIII with a much longed-for son. Born on the eve of the feast of St. Edward the Confessor, England's royal saint, the infant was named Edward. This is the pre-prepared letter, sent to Thomas Cromwell, Lord Privy Seal, in which Queen Jane proudly announced that 'by the inestimable goodnes and grace of Almighty God we be delivered and brought in child bed of a Prince conceived in moost lawfull matrimony betwene my lord the Kinges Maiestie and us'. Henry was overjoyed. After nearly 30 years of waiting he at last had a son and heir
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Correspondence relating to Prince Edward of England (the future King Edward VI) 1537-1553 Source/Shelfmark: Cotton Nero C. X, f.2

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