20 March 1549 – The Execution of Thomas Seymour, 1st Baron Sudeley
Posted By Claire on March 20, 2012
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.