The Favoured Queen. About Jane Seymour, 3rd wife of Henry VIII, who married him only days after the execution of Anne Boleyn & ultimately lost her own life in giving him the son he badly needed to guarantee the Tudor succession. Born into an ambitious noble family, young Jane Seymour is sent to Court as a Maid of Honor to Catherine of Aragon, Henry VIII’s aging queen. She is devoted to her mistress and watches with empathy as the calculating Anne B
Set in the court of Henry VIII, the book tells the story of Anne’s ancestor, Lady Margaret Shelton, one of three named mistresses of the king. “Pretty Madge” as she is called, is also first cousin to Queen Anne Boleyn, complicating everything.