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Sir Thomas Seymour, 1st Baron Seymour of Sudeley as played by Andrew McNair

born c. 1508 - executed March 20, 1549
by order of Edward VI's privy council
Character's backstory: 4th son of Sir John Seymour & brother of Jane Seymour & Edward Seymour. His connections ensured his promotion, and he quickly won the favour of the King, who gave him many grants of land and employed him in the royal household and on diplomatic missions abroad. From 1540 to 1542 he was at Vienna, and in 1543 in the Netherlands, where he served with distinction in the war against France, holding for a short time the supreme command of the English army. In 1544 he was rewarded with the post of master of the ordnance for life, becoming admiral of the fleet a few months later, in which capacity he was charged with guarding the Channel against French invasion.

Gentility: Gentry

Position:Master of the ordinance for life, Admiral of the fleet.
King Henry VIII left Seymour a legacy by his will, and is said to have directed that he should be raised to the peerage.In February 1547 he was accordingly created Baron Seymour of Sudeley and appointed Lord High Admiral

Personality type:strong, handsome man who was esteemed as a good magnate by his peers because of his strength in tournament and war.
"Thomas Seymour was high-spirited, violent, bold and unscrupulous. To be successful, such persons must have good looks, accomplishments and immense physical vitality. The Admiral had all these, in addition to many of the graces, without the qualities, of a fine gentleman. His boisterous humour was combined with an instinctive realization of what people wanted. If it suited him, he provided it." ~ tudorplace.com.ar

Signature look: Historian David Starkey describes Thomas thus: 'tall, well-built and with a dashing beard and auburn hair, he was irresistible to women'.

Endearing trait(s):A prominent Tudor courtier, Sir Nicholas Throckmorton described Thomas Seymour as 'hardy, wise and liberal...fierce in courage, courtly in fashion, in personage stately, in voice magnificent, but somewhat empty of matter'

Annoying trait(s): Headstrong & Impetuous. Ambitious for power, a jealous and a seditious nature


"I have heard say, when that good queen [Catherine Parr] that is gone had ordained in her house daily prayer both before noon and after noon, the admiral [Thomas Seymour] getteth him out of the way, like a mole digging in the earth. He shall be Lot's wife to me as long as I live. He was, I heard say, a covetous man, a covetous man indeed; I would there were no more in England. He was, I heard say, an ambitious man; I would there were no more in England. He was I heard say, a seditious man, a contemner of common prayer; I would there were no more in England. Well he is gone; I would he had left none behind him" - a sermon of Hugh Latimer's called "Observants"




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Seymour Coat of Arms

“Forgetting God to love a king Hath been my rod
Or else nothing: In this frail life being a blast
of care and strife till in be past.
Yet God did call me in my pride
lest I should fall and from him slide
for whom loves he and not correct
that they may be of his elect
The death haste thee thou shalt me gain
Immortally with him to reign
Who send the king Like years as noye
In governing His realm in joy
And after this frail life such grace
As in his bliss he may have place.”

~ A quote from Thomas Seymour in the Tower:
Linda Porter, “Katherine the Queen: The Remarkable Life of Katherine Parr”


An apocryphal legend has it that upon hearing his death
Princess Elizabeth Tudor is said to have remarked:

'Today died a man with much wit
and not much judgment.'

CHARACTER CONNECTIONS


Family members:
Father : Sir John Seymour
Mother: Margaret Wentworth
Paternal grandfather: Sir John of Warden Seymour
Paternal grandmother: Elizabeth, Lady Seymour Darrell

Maternal grandfather: Sir Henry Wentworth
Maternal grandmother: Anne Saye

Sister : Jane Seymour
Brother: Edward Seymour
Sister-in-Law: Anne Stanhope
Nephew: Prince Edward Tudor

*For ancestry, see: Ancestors of Jane Seymour

Marriage (s):
Catherine Parr

Daughter:
Lady Mary Seymour


Romance(s):
Mary Fitzroy nee Howard, widow of Henry Fitzroy
Catherine Parr

Princess Elizabeth Tudor


Friends
:

Edward Seymour
Anne Stanhope
Catherine Parr
Prince Edward Tudor
Princess Elizabeth Tudor
Lady Jane Grey


Enemies:
The Boleyn's
Edward Seymour [after the death of King Henry, there was a huge riff between the two brothers due to Seymour's schemes to appoint himself Lord Protector. Seymour's wife, Anne, also did not help when Thomas married to the Dowager Queen]

Anne Stanhope [see above]

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Thomas Seymour as played by Andrew McNair
Season 4
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Thomas Seymour by unknown artist at the National Portrait Gallery in London


Thomas Seymour as played by Andrew McNair
Season 3









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Anne'sCurls The official "he's the good looking brother?" thread (page: 1 2 3) 44 Jul 5 2010, 6:02 PM EDT by DarkLadyJade
Thread started: Apr 29 2009, 5:56 PM EDT  Watch
We've been saying this for awhile but here is the official talk about how unattractive Thomas Seymour is on the show thread. The one time these people could actually indulge their pretty factor quirk and they pick this guy. Plain Jane is a angel, Anne Boleyn is a goddess, and Katharine is a MILF! Grand Canyon chin Charles V is hott as his beak nose Francois with his smoking hott wife Claude. But they get to the actual good looking historical character and they pick Andrew?
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booklvr44 Its okay Andrew McNair. I think your hot. 11 May 25 2010, 5:26 AM EDT by coronation
Thread started: Apr 21 2010, 1:25 PM EDT  Watch
Though I wasn't impressed during Season 3, I have to say that I find Thomas Seymour very handsome this season. I can totally see Princess Elizabeth and Catherine Parr being attracted to him.

Also my apologies for never rereading by posts before I submit them. I do in fact know the difference between "your" and "you're." lol
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LadyDurham Kate Parr, Elizabeth & Edward 1 May 26 2009, 9:06 AM EDT by Brunet
Thread started: May 25 2009, 1:41 PM EDT  Watch
I heard that season four might be the last for The Tudors which is sad because Tom Seymour doesn't really become significant until Edward's reign. Do you think that they'll show his relationship with Katherine Parr or foreshadow his lecher ways with Elizabeth? That experince played a big role for
the rest for Elizabeth's life.

Or will we see him go the way of Margaret/Mary Tudor; never ever ever to be mentioned beyond again upon pain of replacing you next season with a taller, older blonde?
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