Jane Seymour The Haunted Queen

Jane Seymour The Haunted Queen

I know it’s been awhile since I last posted a review. It has been a busy few weeks! My mom came to visit my grandparents, great grandmother and I for 12 days that felt like it went by too fast. I was able to fit in a lot of reading. Alison Weir has become one of my new favorite authors. I’ve read 3 books in her Tudor Queens series back to back. The first one is about Jane Seymour by the title. The next one was about Anne of Cleves and the other one was about Kathryn Howard.  Out of the three books I read about three of those queens, Jane Seymour had to have been my favorite surprisingly.


Pros & Cons

I learned some facts about Jane Seymour. I didn’t know she was a lady in waiting to Queen Katherine who was wife number one, before becoming lady in waiting to Anne Boelyn. Jane was also very passionate about the Catholic faith especially trying her best to influence Henry to return to it despite not much luck. I loved learning about how even though she couldn’t influence Henry 100% that she did influence him enough to convince him to have some type of relationship with Mary and Elizabeth.

It stinks that most of Jane’s earlier life was fictionalized but like I said in previous reviews of Alison Weir’s books when it comes to historical fiction she remains pretty accurate while only fictionalizing the parts that aren’t known. It also seemed like one minute she’s a doormat and the next she speaks up. Then again when you’re around the king especially one like Henry you have to be careful about what you say and do, and the fact is women were used as pawns back then.




Overall I enjoyed the book. Surprisingly out of the Tudor Queen books I have read, Jane Seymour surprisingly was my favorite.  I stood up late reading this novel a couple of nights. I can’t wait to read more books by Alison Weir.