Today marks the anniversary of the execution of Thomas Seymour, 1st Baron Sudeley and Lord High Admiral. He was beheaded on Tower Hill after being found guilty of thirty-three counts of treason.
On hearing of his execution, the Lady Elizabeth (future Elizabeth I), allegedly lamented “This day, died a man with much wit, and very little judgement”, and I would have to agree!
I have written many articles on Thomas Seymour over at The Elizabeth Files so do check them out:-
- Thomas Seymour’s Execution 20 March 1549
- The Execution of Thomas Seymour – Gives more detail on his downfall.
- Thomas Seymour Breaks into the King’s Residence
- Catherine Parr and Thomas Seymour Part One
- Catherine Parr and Thomas Seymour Part Two
- Elizabeth, Seymour and Shakespeare
If you’re a subscriber to the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography then they have an excellent biography of Seymour written by G W Bernard.