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Tudor fact file

Edward Seymour

Born circa 1506
Died 1552
Son of Sir John Seymour and Margery Wentworth



  • Seymour was the 1st Duke of Somerset.
  • When Edward VI became king he was only 9 years old and Seymour was made his first 'Protector'.
  • Seymour's job was to advise the young king because he was not old enough to make decisions himself.
  • He also became Earl of Hertford when Henry VIII married his sister Jane Seymour.
  • He was executed for treason in 1552.
  • It is believed that the charge of treason was a fake one that had been made up to get rid of him.


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