Players I have no delusions that this article will not be confusing with all the Edwards and Johns, and it's because of that I've included this list of players to help you differentiate between them: Edward Seymour/Sir Edward - Later Duke of Somerset, married both Katherine Fillol and Anne Stanhope. Sir John Seymour - Father of Edward Seymour, later Somerset. John Seymour - First son born to Katherine Fillol and ? Edward Seymour/Lord Edward - Son of Edward [More]
Written by Rebecca Larson In my previous post about Sir Henry Seymour, I briefly mentioned another sister called Dorothy. As far as all the living Seymour siblings go it is Henry and Dorothy that we know very little about. When I decided to write an article the lesser known Seymour daughter I hoped that I could come across something that had never been published about her - that I would find some contemporary evidence that would give a glimpse at who she was as a person. [More]
Written by Rebecca Larson The most recognizable Seymours at the court of Henry VIII were: Edward, Thomas, and Jane Seymour. Other than Elizabeth Seymour, who married Gregory, the son of Thomas Cromwell, there was another Seymour brother who occasionally spent time at court and is often overlooked, his name was Henry. Not to mention their youngest sister, Dorothy. But today we are going to look at Henry, in particular.
When the Lord Protector, Thomas Seymour's brother Edward, Duke of Somerset was off fighting the Battle of Pinkie in Scotland in 1547, Thomas used his time wisely by gaining friends and support from the King's inner circle of servants and privy chamber members. Thomas, as the Lord High Admiral of England, should have been in Scotland as well, but he had stayed in London to allegedly intrigue against Somerset. If I recall he feigned illness. This would not be the last time [More]