May 22 – Jane Seymour’s brother Edward is in favour

| May 22, 2022

May 22 – Jane Seymour’s brother Edward is in favour

On this day in Tudor history, 22nd May 1537, in the reign of King Henry VIII, Queen Jane Seymour’s brother, Edward Seymour, was appointed to the privy council. It was just one reward of many and you can find out more about Edward Seymour’s rise in this video…

17 February – Love at first sight for Mary, Queen of Scots? and Edward Seymour is made Duke of Somerset

| February 17, 2022

17 February – Love at first sight for Mary, Queen of Scots? and Edward Seymour is made Duke of Somerset

Well, ok, perhaps love at second or third sight! On this day in Tudor history, Saturday 17th February 1565, Mary, Queen of Scots, met and fell in love with Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley, at Wemyss Castle in Scotland. Just over 7 months later, the couple got married. Find out more about the background of this […]

Did Anne Stanhope, Edward Seymour’s wife, really have scandalous affairs?

| February 19, 2021

Did Anne Stanhope, Edward Seymour’s wife, really have scandalous affairs?

In the latest edition of my Tudor Fan Q&A series on YouTube, I answer a question about a character featured in Showtime’s “The Tudors” series. Colleen (and King Louis, her beautiful cat!), from California, wanted to know whether Anne Seymour (née Stanhope), wife of Edward Seymour, really had scandalous affairs with Sir Francis Bryan and […]

The Boleyns and the Seymours by Clare Cherry

| May 24, 2012

The Boleyns and the Seymours by Clare Cherry

Today we have a guest post from Clare Cherry looking at the two families affected by the events of April and May 1536 and how they are viewed by people today. Thanks, Clare! The Boleyns and the Seymours The Boleyns came from humble beginnings. They were social climbers and upstarts who used their daughters to […]

War, Execution and Rebellion

| January 22, 2012

War, Execution and Rebellion

Just a few “On this day in history” events to let you know about:- 1528 – Henry VIII and Francis I declared war on Charles V 22 January 1552 – Execution of Edward Seymour – Edward Seymour, Duke of Somerset, had been Edward VI’s Lord Protector 1554 – Thomas Wyatt the Younger met with fellow […]

13 October – On this Day in History…

| October 13, 2011

13 October – On this Day in History…

On this day in history, 13th October… 1499 – Birth of Queen Claude of France, wife of Francis I and eldest daughter of Louis XII of France and Anne of Brittany. Anne Boleyn served her in France. You can read more about Claude in the following articles:- The Early Life of Anne Boleyn Part Three […]

10 October – On this Day in History…

| October 10, 2011

10 October – On this Day in History…

1549 – Edward Seymour, Duke of Somerset and Lord Protector, was ordered to leave Windsor Castle and give himself up. He had moved there with the young Edward VI on the 6th October, from Hampton Court Palace, after learning that his protectorship was in danger. 1562 – Elizabeth I became unwell at Hampton Court Palace. […]

Happy Birthday Edward VI!

| October 12, 2009

Happy Birthday Edward VI!

On this day in history, 12th October 1537, Henry VIII’s third wife, Jane Seymour, gave birth to the future Edward VI of England. Happy 472nd Birthday, Edward! So, to celebrate Edward’s birthday, here is a brief bio of this monarch. Edward VI Edward VI was Henry VIII’s third child, following on from Mary, who was […]