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October 5 – Edward Seymour’s actions lead to his undoing

On this day in Tudor history, 5th October 1549, in the reign of King Edward VI, Lord Protector Edward Seymour, Duke of Somerset, ordered a gathering of men at Hampton Court Palace.

Somerset was lodged at the palace with the young King Edward VI due to tensions mounting between the Lord Protector and John Dudley, Earl of Warwick.

But what was going on and what happened when 4,000 peasants turned up?

How did the Earl of Warwick react and what did the king have to say about it all?

Find out what happened and how this led to Somerset's undoing...

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October 5 – Edward Seymour’s actions lead to his undoing