Thank you so much to historical novelist Janet Wertman for inspiring today's Claire Chats on the subject of just who signed Thomas Seymour's death warrant - was it King Edward VI or was it Edward Seymour, Duke of Somerset and Lord Protector? I look at what the sources say.
Notes and Sources
- Gordon, Delahay (1760) A General History of the Lives, Trials, and Executions of All the Royal and Noble Personages, Volume the First, p. 292-3. Read at https://archive.org/details/ageneralhistory01gordgoog
- Acts of the Privy Council 1547-1550, p. 261, 262 and263 - http://www.british-history.ac.uk/acts-privy-council/vol2/pp251-275.
- Weir, Alison (2011) Children Of England: The Heirs of King Henry VIII 1547-1558, Vintage Books, London, p. 77.
- Skidmore, Chris (2007) Edward VI: The Lost King of England, Phoenix.