Saturday, September 16, 2006

Question from Hayley - Mary Seymour

Mary Seymour-the daughter of Katherine Parr by Thomas Seymour -was thought to have died in her teens which would partly explain her mysterious disappearance from History. However, about five years ago, I read that a Historian had uncovered evidence that she may well have survived and was fairly optimistic that he had even traced her living descendants . Do you know if his theory was proved correct?


Anonymous Liam said...

Alison Weir says any evidence that claims Mary survived should be treated with extreme caution . . . she says that a 'Queen's Child' wouldn't have just disappeared from history if she had survived.

September 17, 2006 9:27 AM  
Anonymous Hayley said...

It is understandable to say that royal children don't just 'disappear' from history, but by the same token surely her importance should have merited an official record of her death? The historian who found evidence for Mary's survival also explains that her low profile may have been deliberately and carefully stage- managed in order to protect her from the persecution of Protestant families by Mary Tudor, whose reign followed.

September 18, 2006 1:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I read that Mary married twice .last time to a man by the name of Stewart.
she had 2 children to HenryV111.
a Boy called Henry and a girl called Catherine
I read this information in a book called "The other Boleyn .

October 03, 2006 9:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The other boleyn series is historical fiction and should not be used as a source.

November 05, 2006 2:18 AM  
Anonymous Sara said...

The Other Boleyn Girl has nothing to do with Mary Seymour or Mary Tudor. It is about Mary Boleyn, who is completely different (and her second husbands last name was Stafford). Mary was a very popular name.

December 05, 2006 2:19 PM  
Anonymous Adri said...

I beleive that Mary Seymour did live to adult hood, but may of never had children of her own. Maybe she 'disappeared' from history for her own protection.

November 01, 2007 9:27 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

'The Other Boleyn Girl' was abut Anne Boleyn's sister, Mary, not our Mary Seymour. There were lots of Mary's about at the time. I've heard lots of versions about what could have happened to her. 1) she married Sir Edward Bushel, a member of the household of Queen Anne of Denmark. they had a daughter who married a guy called Silas something and managed to recumerate the rest of Mary's confiscated wealth. 2) She escaped to France as a baby with the Duchess of Suffolk (named to care for in Thomas Seymour's will and a great friend of Catherine parr) to get away from the Protestant persecution under Mary Tudor...they returned in 1559 to England where Mary died two years later, aged 13 from consumption. 3) she was removed to Wexford, Ireland where she lived with friends of her fathers, the Harts who had been involved in profits from piracy with him along the Irish coast...a ring was found in their family that came directly from Thomas, not that this proves much. I do hope she lived to adulthood, married, was loved and happy.

September 26, 2009 7:36 AM  

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