Lord Henry Seymour

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Admiral

Lord Henry Seymour
Born1540
Berry Pomeroy, Devonshire, Kingdom of England
Died1588
Kingdom of England
AllegianceFlag Kingdom of England.gif Kingdom of England
Service BranchTudor Ensign 1485-1603.svg Navy Royal
Years Active1900-1937
Highest RankAdmiral
Commands heldHMS Rainbow
Narrow Seas Squadron
Battles/warsBattle of Gravelines

Admiral Lord Henry Seymour (1540–1588) was an English naval commander who was appointed Admiral of the Narrow Seas during the Elizabethan Age.

Naval Career

In 1588, he was appointed Admiral of the Narrow Seas [1] and took command of HMS Rainbow and the Squadron of ships that took part in the Battle of Gravelines against the Spanish Armada in 1588.[2] Controlling the seas off Dunkirk they joined the main British fleet (the 'Western Squadron') near Calais on 6 August, adding about a third to the total size.

Family and Personal

He was the son of Edward Seymour, 1st Duke of Somerset
Lord Protector of England.

References

  1. Nichols, John (2013). John Nichols's The Progresses and Public Processions of Queen Elizabeth: Volume III: 1579 to 1595. Oxford, England: OUP Oxford. p. 419. ISBN 9780199551408.
  2. Elizabeth Goldring; Elizabeth Clarke; Jayne Elisabeth Archer; Faith Eales (December 2013). John Nichols's The Progresses and Public Processions of Queen Elizabeth: Volume III: 1579 to 1595. Oxford University Press. p. 419 note 138. ISBN 978-0-19-955140-8.