But at that time no one would have imagined him to ever to one day, reach a position to be ruling England.
In 1534 Edward Seymour, who had once been in service with the Duke of Richmond as his Master of Horse, seems to have felt the need to ditch his wife Catherine, married in 1527, and mother of his 2 sons John and Edward, for a new one, Anne Stanhope. Apparently : " - having been formerly employed in France, he did there acquaint himself with a Learned man, supposed to have great skill in Magics: of whom he obtained, by great rewards and importunities, to let him see, by the help of some Magical perspective, in what Estate all his Relations stood at home.
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h=194&w=300&m=6&q=60&u=t&o=t&l=f&x=932&y=692" title="You already know you are what you eat, but we're going to go out on a limb and s...In which impertinent curiosity, he was so far satisfied, as to behold a Gentleman of his acquaintance, in a more familiar posture with his wife, than was agreeable to the the Honour of either Party.To which Diabolical illusion he is said to have given so much credit, that he did not only estrange himself from her society at his coming home, but furnished his next wife with an excellent opportunity for pressing him to the disinheriting of his former Children." On this flimsy evidence, Edward Seymour's wife Catherine was dumped into a convent and her father expected to pay for it.In 1534, Henry VIII had continued his plans for his summer progress, without Anne.One of his stop-overs was Wolf Hall, in Wiltshire, family home of the Seymours.