Jane Seymour was Henry VIII's 3rd wife. He married her only a few days after the execution of his 2nd wife, Ann Boleyn. Jane Seymour was described as very fair, but considerably less extravagant than Ann. She is said to have been strict and formal. Long gone were the lavish parties and elaborate dress of Ann Boleyn's court. Jane became pregnant less than a year after marrying Henry VIII, and gave birth to a healthy boy, Edward VI, much to the king's delight. However, Jane died shortly thereafter of postpartum complications. Henry was forlorn. He wore black for three months, and did not re-marry for three years. Even though he did eventually marry three more times, he always considered Jane his great love, and was buried beside her, probably because she was the only wife who bore him a much desired son.