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Thomas Seymour – A Man with Much Wit and Very Little Judgement

| March 20, 2012

On this day in history, 20th March 1549, Thomas Seymour, 1st Baron Seymour of Sudeley and Lord High Admiral, was executed on Tower Hill for treason. It was a sad end to a man who had been the brother of one queen, the husband of another (when she was queen dowager), uncle of the King, […]

16 January 1549 – Thomas Seymour, the Young King and the Spaniel

| January 16, 2012

On this day in history, 16th January 1549, Edward VI’s uncle, Thomas Seymour, was alleged to have broken into the King’s apartments at Hampton Court Palace to kidnap the young King. As he entered the royal residence, it is said that he disturbed the King’s beloved spaniel who started barking at him. In panic, Seymour […]

Mary Seymour, Daughter of Catherine Parr and Thomas Seymour

| June 21, 2011

I just wanted to share with you news of an article by historian Linda Porter in which she shares a poem that may just solve the puzzle of the fate of little Mary Seymour, the daughter of Catherine Parr and Thomas Seymour, who disappears from the records before her second birthday. You can read my […]

Thomas Seymour’s Execution – 20 March 1549

| March 20, 2011

On this day in history, the 20th March 1549, Thomas Seymour, 1st Baron of Sudeley and Lord High Admiral, husband of the late Dowager Queen Catherine Parr and brother of Queen Jane Seymour and Protector Somerset, was executed for treason after being charged with thirty-three counts of treason. He had been causing the King’s Council […]

The Old Myths Regurgitated – The Bisley Boy and More

| January 27, 2011

I wasn’t able to watch the National Geographic Channel’s “Secrets of the Virgin Queen” but many people have contacted me to let me know what “secrets” it looked at. It sounds like it was a programme concentrating on the salacious rumours and myths that surround Elizabeth and her personal life – can’t they come up […]

Thomas Seymour Breaks into the King’s Residence

| January 16, 2011

On this day in history, 16th January 1549, Thomas Seymour allegedly broke into Edward VI’s residence at Hampton Court Palace. It is said that as he entered the King’s apartments, he disturbed the King’s beloved spaniel who then barked at him. Seymour shot the dog, a noise which alerted a guard who then confronted him […]

RIP Catherine Parr

| September 5, 2010

In the early hours of the 5th September 1548, a woman who had had a profound influence on the teenage Elizabeth, as a stepmother and friend, died aged just 36. I have written about her death over at The Anne Boleyn Files – see “The Death of Catherine Parr” – and I hope that we […]

The Execution of Thomas Seymour

| March 20, 2010

On this day in history, 20th March 1549, Thomas Seymour the 1st Baron Seymour of Sudeley, was beheaded after being found guilty of treason. Thomas Seymour was a very dissatisfied man. Although he was Lord High Admiral and had been the husband of Katherine Parr, the dowager queen, his brother Edward Seymour, 1st Duke of […]

Catherine Parr and Thomas Seymour – Part Two

| March 4, 2010

Continued from Catherine Parr and Thomas Seymour – Part One I ended Part One of my series on Catherine Parr and Thomas Seymour with Catherine feeling humiliated and upset by the treatment dished out to her by the Protector and his wife but happy in that she was finally happy with the man she had […]

Catherine Parr and Thomas Seymour – Part One

| March 3, 2010

One of the lists of Tudor dates I have has got today as the date of the betrothal between Catherine Parr and Thomas Seymour in 1547, just over a month after the death of King Henry VIII on the 28th January 1547. While I cannot find this date mentioned in any books on Catherine Parr, […]