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 suffolk. Sir edward had no desire to share power with the rest of the privy council and promptly managed to wangle the post of lord protector based on the fact that he was the new kings uncle and had a reputation as a soldier in both scotland and france. Edward seymour 1st duke of somerset byname the protector also called 1523 36 sir edward seymour or 1536 37 viscount beauchamp of hache or 1537 47 earl of hertford born c 1500 06 died jan 22 1552 london the protector of england during part of the minority of king edward vi reigned 1547 53. Thomas seymour 1st baron seymour of sudeley kg c 1508 20 march 1549 was the brother of the english queen jane seymour who was the third wife of king henry viii with his brother edward seymour 1st duke of somerset and lord protector of england he vied for control of their nephew the young king edward vi
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