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But at that time no one would have imagined him to ever to one day, reach a position to be ruling England.
In 1534 Edward Seymour, who had once been in service with the Duke of Richmond as his Master of Horse, seems to have felt the need to ditch his wife Catherine, married in 1527, and mother of his 2 sons John and Edward, for a new one, Anne Stanhope. Apparently : " - having been formerly employed in France, he did there acquaint himself with a Learned man, supposed to have great skill in Magics: of whom he obtained, by great rewards and importunities, to let him see, by the help of some Magical perspective, in what Estate all his Relations stood at home.
They were fattened by being kept in a black box and fed continuously.
Along with Francis Bryan, she was also giving advice to Jane on encouraging the King's interest in her and sustaining it to become something more permanent than a quick screw.
It could be possible this had been the inspiration to form an excuse to get shot of his wife when he met someone else. Edward's sister Jane is said by some historians, to have been still single as the scandal of her brother's divorce put off her wedding arrangements to William Dormer, but actually Jane and William had fallen in love and become betrothed, when she was 14 and he was 19, which would have been in about 1522 (according to some calculations - however definite ages and dates are not recorded).
William's parents did not approve of the match, and broke the engagement between the young couple, having already arranged for William to marry Mary Sidney.
But although related to Anne Boleyn, he had fallen out with her, and he was also just as closely related to Jane Seymour. Jane and Anne were also second cousins, so Anne (and others) knew the past scandal of her unofficial betrothal to William Dormer.
Which also meant Jane had at least some experience with men.
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Thus hoping, shortly to receive you in these arms, I end for the present, "Your own loving servant and sovereign, "H. Both liked their food - Jane still looks a little plump and double-chinned in her flattering Holbein portrait.