Thomas had previously shown some interest in marrying either of Henry's daughters, Elizabeth or Mary; however, when the Council refused, within weeks of Henry's death, Thomas Seymour had rekindled the affair with Catherine Parr, and decided to marry her instead. They were secretly married in April or May of 1547.
As they married so soon after Henry VIII's death, many people turned against them; Anne Stanhope, Somerset's proud wife, for example, demonstrated her hatred by keeping the Queen's jewels, which by right were Catherine's.
Upon their marriage, Seymour moved into his wife's house, at Chelsea Manor in London, where she lived with her step-daughter, the 14-year-old Princess Elizabeth.
Thomas Seymour became more than a little familiar, if not intimate, with Elizabeth, indulging in daily romps with her, tickling her, and slapping her on her behind as she lay in her bed, or coming into her room barefoot and in his nightclothes.
Her governess, Kat Ashley, thought this scandalous, and reported it to Catherine. Indignant, Seymour retorted, 'By God's precious soul, I mean no evil, and I will not leave it!' At first, Catherine dismissed the behavior as innocent fun, and even joined in some of the early morning tickling sessions And though her governess, Kat Ashley, "bade him go away in shame," she found him more amusing than dangerous. When Catherine was pregnant in the spring of 1548, she had become concerned enough about her husband's flirtatious relationship with Elizabeth (she is said to have come upon her husband on his knees before the young princess) that she sent Elizabeth away to live with Anthony Denny and his wife, Joan Champernowne (Kat Ashley's sister), in Hertfordshire. In June 1548, Catherine and Thomas Seymour moved their household from London to Sudeley Castle, the property granted to Seymour when he became Baron Seymour of Sudeley.
In September 1548, Catherine gave birth to a daughter, Mary Seymour. In the following days, she became uncharacteristically hostile and delusional.
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Otd, March 20, 1549, Thomas Seymour, 1st Baron of Sudeley, Lord High Admiral and the fourth husband of the late Dowager Queen Catherine Parr, was executed on Tower Hill. He had been found guilty of thirty-three counts of treason following his arrest at Hampton Court Palace when he had allegedly broken into his nephew Edward VI’s apartments to kidnap him.
Thomas was the son of Sir John Seymour and Margaret Wentworth. He was the younger brother of Edward Seymour, 1st Duke of Somerset, and brother to Jane Seymour and Elizabeth Seymour. He grew up at Wulfhall, the Seymour family home, in Wiltshire, a county in southwest England.
The Seymour family were extremely ambitious, more so than the Boleyns are accused of being. Due to this and their friendship with the right people, mainly Thomas Cromwell, Henry ended up marrying Jane Seymour in May 1536, eleven days after the execution his second wife, Anne Boleyn. Thomas and his older brother Edward, both saw their fortunes rise, as they became part of the royal family.
In October of the following year, Jane gave birth to a son, Edward Tudor, who would become King Edward VI. Less than two weeks later, Queen Jane died as a result of giving birth, leaving Thomas as an uncle to the baby prince, and in a very powerful position.
King Henry VIII died in January 1547, leaving his son, Edward VI, as King of England. Thomas's older brother Edward Seymour, became Lord Protector of England, in effect, ruler of England as Regent for his nephew, the king.
Thomas was very jealous of his brother's power and worked to replace his brother as Lord Protector.
Thomas Seymour's other royal connection was with Catherine Parr, Henry VIII's sixth wife, whom Seymour would later marry, after Henry's death. In 1543 Catherine Parr established herself as part of Princess Mary's household, where she caught the attention of the King. Although she had already begun a romantic relationship with Thomas Seymour, she saw it as her duty to accept Henry's proposal.
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On March 18th 1554 Elizabeth Tudor was imprisoned in the Tower of London under suspicion of treason for collusion in the Wyatt Rebellion against her half sister Queen Mary I of England.
Opposition to Queen Mary's forthcoming marriage to Prince Phillip of Spain had culminated in Sir Thomas Wyatt's revolt, whose aim was to depose Queen Mary, marry Elizabeth to Edward Courtenay, an English descendant of the House of York, and place them both on the throne. The uprising was crushed, Wyatt executed and for the second time in her life, Elizabeth was suspected of treason.
Although there was little evidence linking Elizabeth with the Wyatt revolt, Mary became convinced of her involvement and hoped that Elizabeth would confess under interrogation.
Elizabeth wrote to her half-sister, pleading for an audience with her, while two of Mary's councillors waited to escort her by barge from Whitehall Palace to the Tower. She refuted the evidence against her and strongly proclaimed her innocence. With the threat of execution hanging over her, Elizabeth begged Mary not to condemn her unheard and reminded her 'that a king's word was more than another man's oath'. She drew diagonal lines at the end of her letter to prevent anyone inserting forged material and added a postscript: 'I humbly crave but one word of answer from yourself.' Mary was not moved by Elizabeth’s letter and refused to see her sister. Elizabeth was taken to the Tower and imprisoned for two months. During this time Elizabeth did not crack under interrogation and continued to protest her innocence. Without enough evidence to put her on trial, she was eventually released and placed under house arrest at Woodstock, Oxfordshire. Interestingly, she was released on the same date as her mothers execution. #elizabethi #elizabethtudor #anneboleyn #henryviii #thetudors #bookstagram #gameofthrones #bookshelf #booklover #thecrown #writersofinstagram #queenelizabeth #writerscommunity #tudorhistory #makinghistory #bookshelf #reign #fictionbooks #fictionwriter #womensempowerment #wolfhall #ladymary #arthistory #britishart #kinghenry #novelist #novels #thewhitequeen #thewhiteprincess #thevirginqueen
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