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March 20 - Forgetting God to love a king - Thomas Seymour's end

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Published on Mar 19, 2019

On this day in Tudor history, 20th March 1549, Thomas Seymour, 1st Baron of Sudeley, was executed by beheading on Tower Hill.

In today's video, Claire Ridgway, author of "On This Day in Tudor History", tells us about his execution and shares the poem he wrote in his last days. She also gives details of how some of Seymour's contemporaries viewed him.

The video on the Act of Attainder used against Thomas Seymour, and the 33 counts of treason he was accused of, can be found at https://youtu.be/YNPqZ5fHNh8

You can get the book here: http://getbook.at/onthisday

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