Edward Seymour, 1st Duke of Somerset

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Edward Seymour, 1st Duke of Somerset

Edward Seymour, 1st Duke of Somerset (c. 150622 January, 1552) was an English peer and politician. He was Lord Protector of England during the reign of King Edward VI, because Edward was too young to rule alone. He served as Lord Protector from 1547 to 1552, when he was executed for treason.