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Born in 1537, Edward was the son of Edward Seymour, 1st Duke of Somerset and his wife Anne Stanhope. He was a nephew of Queen Jane Seymour, third wife of King Henry VIII. In 1560 he secretly married Catherine Grey, younger sister of the famous Lady Jane Grey. When the marriage was discovered upon the birth of their first son the couple was imprisoned in the Tower of London where they had a second son. Enraged, Queen Elizabeth exiled them from court. Edward would never see his wife again. Following Catherine's death in 1568, Edward was allowed back at court. In 1582 he secretly wed Frances Howard, a gentlewoman of the privy chamber. He attempted to have the marriage set aside in 1595, and he was promptly thrown into the Tower once again. Following Frances' death in 1598, he married - again in secret - the widow Frances Prannell. Edward lived the rest of his life quietly, under the political radar, and died at Netley having reached the incredible age of 81. His tomb now resides at Salisbury Cathedral. This pen and watercolour painting captures this fascintating tomb in all its ornate glory. 


Tomb of Edward Seymour at Salisbury Cathedral

  • Tomb of Edward Seymour

    Black Frame with White Mount
    Framed size: 76 x 62cm
    Pen and Watercolour on Paper
    Signed by the artist
    Includes Certificate of Authenticity

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