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Execution of Edward Seymour, Duke of Somerset – 22 January 1552

| January 22, 2013

On 22nd January 1552, between 8am and 9am, the former Lord Protector of England, Edward Seymour, Duke of Seymour, was executed on Tower Hill. He had been arrested on 11th October 1549, his charges, in the words of his nephew, Edward VI, being: “ambition, vainglory, entering into rash wars in mine youth, negligent looking on […]

22 January 1552 – Execution of Edward Seymour

| January 22, 2012

Between 8 o’clock and 9 o’clock on the morning of the 22nd January 1552, former Lord Protector of England, Edward Seymour, Duke of Somerset, was executed by beheading on Tower Hill in London. The famous Tudor chronicler Charles Wriothesley recorded his execution:- “Fryday, the 22 of January 1552, Edward Seimer, Duke of Somersett, was beheaded […]

The Execution of Edward Seymour – 22nd January 1552

| January 22, 2011

On this day in history, 22nd January 1552, between 8 and 9am, Edward Seymour, the Duke of Somerset and former Lord Protector, was executed on Tower Hill. The chronicler Charles Wriothesley writes of his execution:- “Fryday, the 22 of January 1552, Edward Seimer, Duke of Somersett, was beheaded at Tower Hill, afore ix of the […]

The Arrest of Edward Seymour, Duke of Somerset and Lord Protector

| October 11, 2010

On this day in history, 11th October 1549, Edward Seymour, the Duke of Somerset, Lord Protector of the Realm and Governor of the King’s Person, was arrested and brought in front of Edward VI who summarised his charges as “ambition, vainglory, entering into rash wars in mine youth, negligent looking on Newhaven, enriching himself of […]

Elizabeth I and Somerset House

| July 30, 2010

On this day in history, the 30th July 1553, Princess Elizabeth left her new home, Somerset House, to ride to Wanstead and greet her half-sister, Mary, England’s new queen. Princess Elizabeth had moved into Somerset House, a house just off The Strand, on the north bank of the River Thames, just the previous day. Mary […]

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 […]

Elizabeth I’s Image

| February 15, 2010

This post continues from The Anne Boleyn Files post “Henry VIII’s England” which is an article on last night’s episode of “The Seven Ages of Britain” where David Dimbleby explored the reigns of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I through examining the art and treasure of the period. Hatfield House David Dimbleby’s first stop, in considering […]

Edward VI and Mary I

| August 19, 2009

20th February 1547 – Edward VI is crowned King of England. 1547 – Elizabeth lives with her stepmother, Catherine Parr who is now married to Thomas Seymour, 1st Baron Seymour of Sudeley and brother of Edward Seymour. 1548 – Elizabeth is sent away from the Seymours’ house after alleged sexual encounters with Thomas Seymour. 5th […]