Anne <I>Stanhope</I> Seymour

Anne Stanhope Seymour

Death 16 Apr 1587 (aged 76–77)
Burial Westminster, City of Westminster, Greater London, England
Memorial ID 120672637 · View Source
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Duchess of Somerset, she was the second wife of Edward Seymour, 1st Duke of Somerset, who held the office of Lord Protector during the first part of the reign of his nephew King Edward VI, through whom Anne was briefly the most powerful woman in England. She claimed (without success or entitlement) precedence over the queen dowager Catherine Parr. Anne Stanhope married Sir Edward Seymour sometime before 9 March 1535. Seymour's first marriage, to Catherine Fillol, had possibly been annulled, but his first wife was probably dead by then. Edward Seymour was the eldest brother of Jane Seymour, the third wife of Henry VIII. Shortly after the king's marriage to Jane in June 1536, Edward Seymour was elevated to the peerage as Viscount Beauchamp. In October 1537, after the birth of his royal nephew Edward, he was created Earl of Hertford. In 1547, he became a duke, so Anne became the Duchess of Somerset.

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  • Added: 22 Nov 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 120672637
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Anne Stanhope Seymour (1510–16 Apr 1587), Find A Grave Memorial no. 120672637, citing Westminster Abbey, Westminster, City of Westminster, Greater London, England ; Maintained by julia&keld (contributor 46812479) .