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1st duke of Somerset, Edward Seymour

(c.1500–52). The foundation of Somerset's career was that he was elder brother of Jane Seymour, Henry VIII's third wife, and therefore uncle to Edward VI. His progress was by no ...

Somerset, Edward Seymour, 1st Duke of

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..., Edward Seymour, 1st Duke of ( 1500–52 ) Regent for Edward VI . Henry VIII appointed him to a Council of Regents for Edward VI (r. 1547–53 ), but he assumed supreme authority and the title of Protector on Henry's...

Somerset, Edward Seymour, 1st duke of

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The Oxford Companion to British History (2 ed.)

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..., Edward Seymour, 1st duke of ( c. 1500–52 ) . The foundation of Somerset ’s career was that he was elder brother of Jane Seymour , Henry VIII ’s third wife, and therefore uncle to Edward VI . His father had been a gentleman of good family at Wolf Hall in Wiltshire. Somerset’s early career was in Wolsey ’s service and he was knighted in France in 1523 . His progress was by no means spectacular until his sister’s marriage in May 1536 . A week later he was made Viscount Beauchamp and the following year earl of Hertford. Great honours followed—the...

Seymour, Edward, 1st Duke of Somerset

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Northern Renaissance Art

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..., Edward, 1st Duke of Somerset [ 1st Earl of Hertford; Protector ] ( b Wilts , ?1500 ; d London, 22 Jan 1552 ). English statesman and patron. The most influential of the Protestant reformers who achieved power after the death of Henry VIII in 1547 , he served as Protector during the minority of Edward VI from that date until January 1550 , when he was deposed. Continuing political intrigues led to his arrest on charges of treason in October 1551 and execution soon after. During his period in power he built five major houses in a radically...

Somerset, Edward Seymour, 1st duke of

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A Dictionary of British History (3 ed.)

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..., Edward Seymour, 1st duke of ( c. 1500–52 ). The foundation of Somerset's career was that he was elder brother of Jane Seymour , Henry VIII 's third wife, and therefore uncle to Edward VI . His progress was by no means spectacular until his sister's marriage in May 1536 . A week later he was made Viscount Beauchamp and the following year earl of Hertford. Great honours followed—the Garter in 1541 , lord high admiral 1542–3 , lieutenant‐general in the north 1544–5 , when he waged war against the Scots. On Henry VIII's death in 1547 , with his...

Somerset, Edward Seymour, 1st Earl of Hertford and Duke of

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A Dictionary of World History (3 ed.)

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..., Edward Seymour, 1st Earl of Hertford and Duke of ( c . 1500–52 ) Protector of England and effective ruler of England on behalf of Edward VI ( 1547–49 ). On the death of Henry VIII in 1547 Edward Seymour (brother of Jane Seymour ) took the titles of Duke of Somerset and Lord Protector and won an immediate military success against Scotland at the Battle of Pinkie. His attempts to enforce the use of a Protestant English Prayer Book by Act of Uniformity ( 1549 ) sparked off the Western Rising. Kett’s Rebellion , coinciding with discontent among...

1st duke of Somerset, Edward Seymour

1st duke of Somerset, Edward Seymour  

(c.1500–52).The foundation of Somerset's career was that he was elder brother of Jane Seymour, Henry VIII's third wife, and therefore uncle to Edward VI. His progress was by no means spectacular ...
Thomas Seymour Seymour, 1st Baron

Thomas Seymour Seymour, 1st Baron  

(1508–49).Seymour played for high stakes and lost. He was the brother of Jane Seymour, Henry VIII's third wife, and the younger brother of Somerset, protector to the young Edward ...
4th earl of Huntly, George Gordon

4th earl of Huntly, George Gordon  

(1513–62).Gordon's mother was an illegitimate daughter of James IV of Scotland. Huntly won a success against the English at Hadden Rigg in 1542, was a regent after the death of James V, but was ...
Granville Sharp

Granville Sharp  

(1735–1813).Anti-slavery campaigner. Born in Durham, son of the archdeacon of Northumberland and grandson of an archbishop of York, Sharp was employed in London as a government clerk when in ...
Prayer Book rising

Prayer Book rising  

1549.The regime of Protector Somerset at the accession of Edward VI moved sharply towards protestantism and in January 1549 Parliament ordered the new Book of Common Prayer in English to be used. The ...
Thomas Howard, 1st Baron Howard de Walden and earl of Suffolk

Thomas Howard, 1st Baron Howard de Walden and earl of Suffolk  

(1561–1626).Howard's father, the 4th duke of Norfolk, was executed in 1572 when Thomas was 11 for conspiring to rescue Mary, queen of Scots. His mother was heiress to Baron Audley of Walden, Henry ...
Jane Seymour

Jane Seymour  

(c. 1509–37)Third wife of Henry VIII and mother of Edward VI. She married Henry in 1536 and finally provided the king with the male heir he wanted, although she died twelve days afterwards.
3rd duke of York, Richard Plantagenet

3rd duke of York, Richard Plantagenet  

(1411–60)The son of Richard, Earl of Cambridge, and Anne Mortimer. Until 1453 he was heir to the throne of England and led the opposition to Henry VI, especially after the death of Humphrey, Duke of ...
Arabella Stuart

Arabella Stuart  

(1575–1615).The niece of Darnley, first cousin to James VI and I, and a possible successor to Elizabeth on the throne of England. She avoided implication in the Bye and Main plots in 1603 but her ...
1st marquis of Winchester, William Paulet

1st marquis of Winchester, William Paulet  

(c. 1483–1572).‘More of a willow than an oak’ was reported to have been Paulet's engaging assessment of himself and, indeed, anyone who could negotiate the vicissitudes of Tudor politics and hold ...
battle of Pinkie Cleugh

battle of Pinkie Cleugh  

1547.One of the first decisions taken by Somerset when he became protector for Edward VI in 1547 was to settle the long‐running war against Scotland with a decisive blow. The Scots had rejected ...
Sir William Wyndham

Sir William Wyndham  

(c. 1688–1740).Politician. Wyndham owed his position as a leader of the Tories in the Walpole period to three things—his standing as a well‐connected Somerset baronet, his debating ability, and the ...
Duke of Northumberland, John Dudley

Duke of Northumberland, John Dudley  

(c. 1505–53).Dudley had a brilliant but brief career at the very top of Tudor politics. His father, Henry VII's financier Edmund Dudley, was executed in 1510. His mother Elizabeth Grey, daughter of ...
battle of Sampford Courtenay

battle of Sampford Courtenay  

1549.The Cornish rebels against the Prayer Book in English in the summer of 1549 declared that they would not accept the new service which was ‘but like a Christmas game’. Later in June they crossed ...
Edward VI

Edward VI  

(1537–53),king of England (1547–53). Since Edward was 9 years old when he succeeded Henry VIII in 1547, he was in tutelage for the greater part of his reign, with Somerset as his governor until 1549 ...

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