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On October 24th, 1537, Jane Seymour died at Hampton Court Palace of postnatal complications following the birth of her only child, the future Edward VI. He has been born after a long and difficult labour 12 days before, and would be the only surviving legitimate son of Henry VIII.
Jane’s death is thought to have been due to either an infection from a retained placenta, puerperal fever caused by an infection after the birth, or a tear in her perineum which became infected. She was buried on November 12th, and the following inscription was placed above her grave:
Here lieth a Phoenix, by whose death Another Phoenix life gave breath: It is to be lamented much The world at once ne’er knew two such.

On October 24th, 1537, Jane Seymour died at Hampton Court Palace of postnatal complications following the birth of her only child, the future Edward VI. He has been born after a long and difficult labour 12 days before, and would be the only surviving legitimate son of Henry VIII.

Jane’s death is thought to have been due to either an infection from a retained placenta, puerperal fever caused by an infection after the birth, or a tear in her perineum which became infected. She was buried on November 12th, and the following inscription was placed above her grave:

Here lieth a Phoenix, by whose death
Another Phoenix life gave breath:
It is to be lamented much
The world at once ne’er knew two such.

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