Saturday, July 28, 2012

The Mystery of Lady Mary Seymour

What happened to Katherine Parr's only daughter?
Lady Mary Seymour was the only child of Queen Kateryn Parr and her fourth husband, Thomas Seymour. Parr died of childbed fever shortly after giving birth to Mary, and the baby’s father, Thomas Seymour, was executed for treason just a few short years thereafter. But what happened to their child, who seems to have vanished without trace into history? This is an enduring mystery. (Read entire post.)


julygirl said...

The suggestion that she could have been sent abroad, perhaps to one of the Germanic royal houses makes sense as a possibility, since the changing tides in England could have put her life in danger.

elena maria vidal said...

Yes, I think she went abroad with Kate Willoughby during the reign of Mary I and then she either died or returned years later after she was married.