Henry remarried very quickly after Anne

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Henry remarried very quickly after Anne's execution. Jane Seymour, a quiet- mannered  lady of the court, had caught the king's attention while Anne was still queen. She only  responded to Henry's persistent overtures after Anne's execution, and the two married  on May 30, 1536. Jane bore Henry a son, the future King Edward VI, in October the  following year. She died in childbirth, however, and Henry was extremely grieved. By March 1539, Henry showed himself inclined to marry once again. Thomas Cromwell  suggested a possible marriage alliance with the Protestant German duchy of Cleves.  Henry sent his best portrait artist, Hans Holbein the Younger, to capture Anne of  Cleves's likeness; the painting the Flemish artist brought back to him pleased Henry  greatly. Cromwell was asked to conclude the marriage treaty. When Anne of Cleves  arrived in England in January 1540, however, Henry was shocked by her plain 
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