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The Tudor Society

22 May – Edward Seymour 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 60-second TudorHistoryShorts video:

On this day in Tudor history, 22nd May 1541, following their elections on St George’s Day, 23rd April 1541, Edward Seymour, Earl of Hertford; Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey; Sir John Gage, and Sir Anthony Wingfield were all installed as Knights of the Garter.

Who were these men and what was the Order of the Garter?

Let me introduce these Garter Knights and explain the origins of the Order of the Garter, England's oldest order of chivalry.

Also on this day in Tudor history, 22nd May 1538, Franciscan friar John Forest met his end at Smithfield in London for his allegiance to the Church of Rome.

His death, along with the burning of a religious statue from Wales, was said to be the fulfilment of a prophecy made about the statue. Find out more...

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22 May – Edward Seymour is in favour