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HERTFORD (Edward Seymour, Earl of , 1500-1552)
HERTFORD (Edward Seymour, Earl of , 1500-1552) A Fine Letter Signed with a Bold Signature, to Sir Michael [Stanhope],  "In my hartye maner I recomende me unto you willing and requiring you and nevtheles in the Kinge Maties aname straitly charge and comande you that yu forthwt upon recepte herof cause this proclamation herin closed to be proclamed in all market Townes and other places within yor sherifwik wher the kings proclamations ar accustomyd to be made And not to faile herof as ye woll aunswer the kinge at yor peril Ffrom Darnton the viiith of mche Yor lovings ffrende E. Hertford."  1544/45
1 pp. folio, creased, some foxing and staining, addressed on verso "To my very lovinge brother in lawe Mychell Stanhop Esquire the Kyngs Matys Lieutenant at Hull", remains of seal and tear not affecting text,
Edward Seymour, the brother of Jane Seymour, third wife of Henry VIII, who appointed him Earl of Hertford in 1537. Later he was appointed Lieutenant General in the north during Henry's Campaigns against Scotland in 1543 and again in 1545. Michael Stanhope was appointed Lieutenant of Hull in 1544 through Seymour his brother-in-law. He was Knighted in 1545.
On the accession of Edward VI Seymour was created Duke of Somerset, and was appointed Lord Protector by the Council. After various intrigues, both he and Stanhope were executed in 1551/52.

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