Henry VIII,the Reign
The Royal Progress 1535
Wolf Hall, Wiltshire
3 Sep 1535
Originally from south Wales, the Seymours became established in Somerset, Wiltshire and Hampshire with decent from Beauchamp of Hatch, and Stermy of Elvetham and maintained a significant influence in Wiltshire and the surrounding counties.
Wolf Hall, near Marlborough, in the Savernake Forest, was principal home of Jane Seymour.. The castle at Marlborough as one of King John’s most important strongholds, where he established a treasury. He was married at Marlborough and in 1209 called thousands of men to gather at the castle to swear allegiance to him by taking the Oath of Marlborough. Jane’s Sturmy ancestors were entrusted by William the Conquered to administer the Savernake Forest.