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On this day in Tudor history in 1536, Henry VIII became betrothed to Jane Seymour less than 20 hours after the execution of his second wife, Anne Boleyn. IMAGE: Henry VIII and Jane Seymour from the Showtime series 'The Tudors'.

Genevieve Bujold as Anne Boleyn - "Anne of the Thousand Days" One of the movies that started my life long obsession with the Tudors and England.

Agnes (Edwardes) Bluet (Blewitt) Mistress Tudor My12th Great Grand Aunt Birth 1509 in Ditcheat, Somerset, England Death 1575 in St Andrew Holborn, London, England

Life in Tudor Britain was harsh - the average life expectancy was just 35 years. This picture depicts the farming society that was Tudor England.