20 March 1549 – The Execution of Thomas Seymour, 1st Baron Sudeley

Posted By 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:-

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.