Letter to Sir Thomas Seymour


After the death of Queen Catherine Parr, Lady Jane returned to live with her parents. In the autumn of 1548, her wardship was bought by Sir Thomas Seymour, widower of Catherine Parr and Lady Jane returned to his household.

A photo of this letter can be seen in ‘Lady Jane Grey: A Tudor Mystery’ by Eric Ives.

A copy of this letter can be found in the following:

Child-Life and Girlhood Remarkable Women by W H D Adams

Lady Jane Grey: A Tudor Mystery by Eric Ives

The Nine Days Queen: A Portrait of Lady Jane Grey by Mary Luke

Crown of Blood: The Deadly Inheritance of Lady Jane Grey by Nicola Tallis

Lives of the Tudor Princesses by Agnes Strickland


Extracts from this letter can be found in the following:

Lady Jane Grey by Hester W Chapman

Catherine Parr: Henry VIII’s Last Love by Susan James

The Sisters Who Would Be Queen: The Tragedy of Mary, Katherine and Lady Jane Grey by Leanda de Lisle

The Tudor Queens of England by David Loades (quote only)

The Temptation of Elizabeth Tudor by Elizabeth Norton

Lady Jane Grey: Nine Days Queen by Alison Plowden

Princely Education in Early Modern Britain by Aysha Pollnitz

Katherine the Queen: The Remarkable Life of Katherine Parr by Linda Porter

The House of Grey: Friends & Foes of Kings by Melita Thomas