Tuesday, 11 October 2016
Duke of Somerset: Edward Seymour
On the 11th of October 1549, Edward Seymour, Duke of Somerset was arrested and brought before King Edward VI at Richmond.
The events leading to the civil unrest of 1548, such as Kett's Rebellion and the Prayer Book Rebellion a year later, were laid firmly at Seymour's door. Edward Seymour was in favour of religious reform and against the system of enclosure which affected the livelihood of those living and working on the land, however Seymour's ideas for social reform were frowned upon by the likes of John Dudley, the Duke of Northumberland, who gave his support to the wealthy landowners.
Edward Seymour's story continues on my website