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The Tudor Society
  • Tudor Statesmen Wordsearch

    This week’s Sunday puzzler is a wordsearch. Just how much do you know about the statesmen of the Tudor era? Test yourself with this wordsearch!

    Not only do you have to find the words (and they can be in any direction – ha ha!) but you have to solve the clues first. Good luck!

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  • Edward Seymour, Duke of Somerset

    The fifth article in Sarah Bryson’s series on prominent Tudor courtiers…

    Edward Seymour, Duke of Somerset is one of the most well-known of Henry VIII’s courtiers. Although the duke was most influential under the reign of his nephew, King Edward VI, it was during the reign of Henry VIII that Seymour started his ascent at the Tudor court.

    The exact date of Edward’s birth has not been recorded, but it is believed that he was born around 1500 at the family’s home of Wolf Hall, Wiltshire, to Sir John Seymour and Margery Wentworth. John and Margery had ten children: six sons (John, Edward, Henry, Thomas, John and Anthony) and four daughters (Jane, Elizabeth, Margery and Dorothy). Edward Seymour was descended from the ancient family lines of the Percys and Cliffords, and his father served both King Henry VII and King Henry VIII as Sheriff of Wiltshire and Sheriff of Somerset and Dorset, cementing the family’s loyalty to the Tudors.

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  • Henrician statesman quiz

    How much do you know about the men who served King Henry VIII? Test yourself with this fun quiz.

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