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The Six Wives of Henry VIII
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Jane Seymour with Nicolas Carew

hough she would be portrayed after death as a stalwart Protestant (the work of her brothers, eager to be on the right side of England's religious divide), Jane Seymour was raised a pious Catholic and was tagged by Martin Luther as "an enemy of the gospel." In the rift between Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon, Jane's family had firmly supported Catherine and her daughter, Mary. During Jane's courtship with the king, she would be advised by one of the leaders of the conservative Catholic faction at court, Sir Nicholas Carew. A skilled schemer in his own right, Carew coached Jane in the intricacies of religious politics. Once married to Henry, Jane would put her preparation to good work by trying to end the rift between Mary and Henry (see Role as Queen) so that the Catholic princess could be reinstated as heir to the throne.

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