30 August 1548 – Catherine Parr’s daughter is born

| August 30, 2017

On this day in history, 30th August 1548, Catherine Parr, Queen Dowager and wife of Thomas Seymour, Baron Seymour of Sudeley, gave birth to her first and only child, a daughter, at Sudeley Castle in Gloucestershire. The healthy baby girl was baptised ‘Mary’ after her godmother, the Lady Mary, eldest daughter of King Henry VIII […]

30 August 1548 – Catherine Parr gives birth to a daughter

| August 30, 2016

30 August 1548 – Catherine Parr gives birth to a daughter

On this day in history, 30th August 1548, Catherine Parr, Queen Dowager and wife of Thomas Seymour, Baron Seymour of Sudeley, gave birth to a healthy daughter at Sudeley Castle, Gloucestershire. The little girl was baptised ‘Mary’ after her godmother, the Lady Mary, who was Catherine Parr’s stepdaughter by her marriage to King Henry VIII. […]

30 August 1548 – Queen Dowager Catherine Parr gives birth to a daughter

| August 30, 2014

30 August 1548 – Queen Dowager Catherine Parr gives birth to a daughter

On 30th August 1548, Catherine Parr, Queen Dowager, and wife of Thomas Seymour, Baron Seymour of Sudeley, gave birth to her first child at Sudeley Castle in Gloucestershire. The baby was a little girl and the couple named her Mary after Catherine’s stepdaughter and friend, Mary Tudor (the future Mary I). Unfortunately, little Mary Seymour […]

30 August 1548 – Catherine Parr, Queen Dowager, Gives Birth to a Daughter

| August 30, 2013

30 August 1548 – Catherine Parr, Queen Dowager, Gives Birth to a Daughter

On this day in 1548, Mary Seymour, daughter and only child of Catherine Parr, Queen Dowager, and Thomas Seymour, Baron Seymour of Sudeley, was born at Sudeley Castle in Gloucestershire. Catherine Parr died of puerperal fever on 5th September 1548, just six days after the birth of Mary, and Thomas Seymour was executed as a […]

5 September 1548 – Death of Catherine Parr, Queen Dowager and Wife of Thomas Seymour

| September 5, 2012

5 September 1548 – Death of Catherine Parr, Queen Dowager and Wife of Thomas Seymour

On Wednesday 5th September 1548, between two and three o’clock in the morning, Catherine Parr, the dowager queen and wife of Thomas Seymour, Baron Sudeley, died of puerperal fever (childbed fever). Her body was wrapped in cere cloth and waxed cloth, then encased in a lead envelope, for the burial which took place the same […]

30 August 1548 – Birth of Lady Mary Seymour

| August 30, 2012

30 August 1548 – Birth of Lady Mary Seymour

On this day in history, 30th August 1548, Catherine Parr, Queen Dowager and wife of Thomas Seymour, Baron Seymour of Sudeley, gave birth to a healthy baby girl. The birth took place at Sudeley Castle and the little girl was baptised Mary, being named after her godmother and stepsister, Mary Tudor, the future Mary I. […]

What Happened to Lady Mary Seymour? – Guest Post and Giveaway

| July 23, 2012

What Happened to Lady Mary Seymour? – Guest Post and Giveaway

Today we have a guest post from Sandra Byrd, author of “The Secret Keeper: A Novel of Kateryn Parr”, and a giveaway! To celebrate the success of her novel, Sandra is giving away a pair of Anne Boleyn Ivory Pearl Drop Earrings to one lucky person who leaves a comment on this article before midnight* […]

The Mystery of Mary Seymour Solved?

| June 21, 2011

The Mystery of Mary Seymour Solved?

Thanks so much to author Susan Higginbotham for pointing this History Today article out, I don’t know how I missed it! In the article entitled “Point of Departure: An Unfit Traveller”, historian Linda Porter writes about the fate of Mary Seymour, daughter of Catherine Parr and her fourth husband, Thomas Seymour, and attempts to solve […]