On This Day in Tudor History: 28 January 1549

On the 28th of January 1549, Sir Robert Tyrhwitt wrote to the Lord Protector letting him know that he has tried everything suggested to get the Lady Elizabeth to confess, however, she claims she has told everything she already knows. In the letter, Tyrwhitt also states that he believes that there was a secret promise … Continue reading On This Day in Tudor History: 28 January 1549

On This Day in Tudor History: 23 January 1549

Six Days After ArrestOn the 23rd of January 1549, something interesting was recorded. The King's Council issued a proclamation that prohibited the carrying of weapons or wearing of armor within three miles from court. Why would they do that? In some of my original research on Thomas Seymour I came across a story about how "they" … Continue reading On This Day in Tudor History: 23 January 1549

On This Day in Tudor History: 21 January 1549

Yesterday we discussed the confession of a Mr. Wyghtman - servant to Lord Seymour, who relayed information about Mr. Parry's visits to Seymour Place prior to Thomas' arrest. It is my belief that his statement is what caused two of the Lady Elizabeth's servants to to be committed to the Tower of London for questioning. … Continue reading On This Day in Tudor History: 21 January 1549

On This Day in Tudor History: 19 January 1549

Only two days after Thomas Seymour's arrest more information about an alleged conspiracy continued to come forward. Anyone who was an acquaintance or a servant of the Lord Admiral was questioned. In Tudor England we know that being questioned was a serious matter. If you were brought to the Tower to be questioned then there … Continue reading On This Day in Tudor History: 19 January 1549