Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Jane Seymour's Phoenix

Like her predecessors - and successors - Jane Seymour had her own personal badge. The phoenix is not only the symbol of rebirth but also that of love. That Jane added it as the main figure to her badge was probably to show that Henry's love for her was a rebirth from his marriage to Anne - much like Anne Boleyn did before her. The fort represents a safe haven or a home - those exact things that Jane became known for.
Once again the red and white Tudor flowers that spring from the castle alongside the newborn phoenix symbolises the heirs that would spring from the safe home she would provide.

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