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Thomas Seymour, Baron Seymour (1509?-1549), Lord High Admiral; brother of 1st Duke of Somerset

Sitter associated with 7 portraits
Courtier and solider, Thomas Seymour was the brother of Jane Seymour, third wife of Henry VIII, and of Edward Seymour, Duke of Somerset and Lord Protector of the realm during the minority of Edward VI. Thomas courted Katherine Parr, who became the sixth wife of King Henry VIII, and married her secretly following Henry's death in 1547. Intensely ambitious, and jealous of his brother Edward, he embarked on a series of intrigues to further his cause, including a plan to marry Lady Jane Grey to King Edward VI, and himself to the 15 year old princess Elizabeth. Seymour was found guilty of treason in 1549 and beheaded.

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Thomas Seymour, Baron Seymour

by Unknown artist
oil on panel, second half of 16th century
On display in Room 2 at Montacute House
NPG 4571


Thomas Seymour, Baron Seymour

after Unknown artist
stipple engraving, possibly late 18th to early 19th century
NPG D24822


Thomas Seymour, Baron Seymour

by William Platt
stipple engraving, published 1799
NPG D24820


Thomas Seymour, Baron Seymour

by Robert Cooper
stipple engraving, possibly early 19th century
NPG D24821


Thomas Seymour, Baron Seymour

after Unknown artist
stipple engraving, possibly early 19th century
NPG D24824


Thomas Seymour, Baron Seymour

by John Henry Robinson, published by Harding & Lepard, after Hans Holbein the Younger
stipple engraving, published 1 April 1833
NPG D24823


Thomas Seymour, Baron Seymour

by Thomas Cheesman, published by Lackington, Hughes, Harding, Mavor & Jones, published by Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, after William Hilton, after Hans Holbein the Younger
stipple engraving, published 1 July 1818
NPG D40654


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