Category:Coats of arms of Edward Seymour, 1st Duke of Somerset

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The Seymour marriage augmentation arms are a difference of the royal arms, showing "Plantagenet" on the pile and "France", with tinctures inverted, on the field. The 1st Duke of Somerset displayed the augmentation of honour (occupying the positions of greatest honour, the 1st and 4th quarters) quartering his paternal arms of Seymour. These arms were originally borne by his descendants from his second marriage only, the heirs to the dukedom as expressed in the letters patent; they are now borne by the present Duke of Somerset, descended from his first marriage, the junior ducal male line having failed in 1750.


  • Archives in Seymour Papers, Longleat House, Wiltshire: "Patent to (Edward Seymour, 1st Duke of Somerset), to bear the coat of augmentation granted to Queen Jane Seymour, 10 August 1547. Box I.10.f.119"[1]
  • Burke, Bernard (1884). The General Armory of England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales; Comprising a Registry of Armorial Bearings from the Earliest to the Present Time. London: Harrison & sons. p. 914.
  • Debrett, John (1836). Debrett's Complete Peerage of Great Britain, the United Kingdom and Ireland. London: J. G. & F. Rivington. p. 159.
  • MacCulloch, Diarmaid (2018). Thomas Cromwell: A Life. London: Allen Lane ISBN 9780141967660. pp. 427–8, plate 9.

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