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Seymour, Edward, duke of Somerset [known as Protector Somerset] (c. 1500-1552), soldier and royal servant

Barrett Beer

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:

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Family and early life | Early years at court | Soldiering in Scotland and France | Establishing the protectorate | Religious reformation | Social and economic policies | Relations with Scotland and France | The rebellions of 1549 | Deposition and rehabilitation | Trial and execution | Wealth | Conclusion

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