Edward seymour 1st duke of somerset kg c 1500 22 january 1552 was lord protector of england during part of the tudor period from 1547 until 1549 during the minority of his nephew king edward vi 1547 1553 despite his popularity with the common people his policies often angered the gentry and he was overthrown. Edward seymour duke of somerset lord protector of england born about 1506 was the eldest surviving son of sir john seymour of wolf hall wiltshire by his wife margaret eldest daughter of sir henry wentworth of nettlested suffolkthe seymours claimed descent from a companion of william the conqueror who took his name from st maur sur loire in touraine and the protectors mother was . Edward seymour lord protector posted on april 21 2018 by juliah edward seymour born about 1500 the eldest surviving son of sir john seymour and margery wentworth of wolf hall in wiltshire was following the court trajectory of many other tudor men in terms of patronage and a slow climb up the social ladder until his sister jane seymour . Edward seymour 1st duke of somerset edward seymour 1st duke of somerset the protector of england during part of the minority of king edward vi reigned 1547 53 while admiring somersets personal qualities and motives scholars have generally blamed his lack of political acumen for the failure of his policies after the marriage. Origins he was the eldest son of edward seymour 1st duke of somerset c1500 1552 brother of queen jane seymour uncle of king edward vi and lord protector of england by his second wife anne stanhope c1497 1587 only child of sir edward stanhope 1462 1511 of rampton in nottinghamshire by his wife elizabeth bourchier c1473 1557 a daughter of fulk bourchier 10th baron
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