On this day in Tudor history, 20th March 1549, Thomas Seymour, 1st Baron of Sudeley and Lord High Admiral, was executed by beheading on Tower Hill.
Thomas Seymour was the brother of Edward Seymour, Duke of Somerset and Lord Protector, the brother of the late Queen Jane Seymour and the husband of the late dowager queen, Catherine Parr, but he was executed after being found guilty of 33 counts of treason.
In this video, I talk about his execution and share the poem he wrote in his last days. I also give details of how some of Seymour’s contemporaries viewed him.
Here is the video on the Act of Attainder used against Thomas Seymour, and the 33 counts of treason he was accused of:
You can read more about Thomas Seymour in our Thomas Seymour category of posts.