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Sir John Seymour as played by Stephen Brennan
| born c.1474 - died December 21, 1536 |
Character's backstory: The father of Jane Seymour
Gentility: Descended from Baron Stourton and William Marshal, the 1st Earl of Pembroke
Position: Knight Banneret
Personality type:callous, senile, protective
Annoying trait(s): Infamous affair with his son Edward's wife, causing her to be thrown in a convent and her children to be declared illegitimate. Also accused of taking part in the plot to bring down Anne Boleyn.
Towards the last of his days, John Seymour was believed to have entered a state of Madness, growing senile in his old age. Jane Seymour and her brothers were believed to have returned to Wolf Hall to nurse him as he was very cantankerous. His death did not come as shock to the family.
When Jane apparently asked her father for approval to marry the king, John was said to be in a less than lucid state and could not comprehend the manner of the question asked.
"Sir John [Seymour]'s reputation was that of a 'gentle, courteous man'. That again was pleasant but not startling. But there was something outstanding about him, or at least about his immediate family. Sir John himself came of a family of eight children; then his own wife gave birth to ten children - six sons and four daughters. All this was auspicious for his daughter, including the number of males conceived at a time when women's aptness to procreate children ...was often judged by their family record"
~ Antonia Fraser's "The Six Wives of Henry VIII"
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Margaret Wentworth: Wife (daughter of Anne Say who was a famous beauty of her time & muse of the Poet Skelton)
Jane Seymour: Daughter
Elizabeth Seymour Cromwell: Daughter (and Thomas Cromwell's daughter-in-law)
Edward Seymour: Son
Thomas Seymour: Son
John Seymour : Son
Henry Seymour: Son
Dorothy Seymour: Daughter
Anthony Seymour: Daughter
Margery Seymour: Daughter
Prince Edward Tudor: Grandson
Catherine Fillol, 1st wife of his son Edward Seymour
UNFORGETTABLE CHARACTER QUOTES
DEFINING EPISODES | MEMORABLE SCENES
John Seymour and his son discuss Henry's attention to Jane
A turning point
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|SemperEadem||What do you think about John Seymour? (page: 1 2)||28||Dec 8 2008, 7:29 PM EST by mary_bess_edward|
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Do you think John Seymour will be portrayed as ruthless as Thomas Boleyn? Or will that honor belong to Jane's brother, Edward?
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