Henry Somerset, 2nd Earl of Worcester

Henry Somerset
Earl of Worcester
Spouse(s) Margaret Courtenay, Baroness Herbert
Elizabeth Browne


William Somerset, 3rd Earl of Worcester
Francis Somerset
Charles Somerset
Thomas Somerset
Anne Somerset
Lucy Somerset
Eleanor Somerset
Joan Somerset
Noble family Beaufort
Father Charles Somerset, 1st Earl of Worcester
Mother Elizabeth Herbert, 3rd Baroness Herbert
Born c.1496
Died 26 November 1549 (aged 5253)

Henry Somerset, 2nd Earl of Worcester (c.1496 – 26 November 1549) was an English nobleman, son of Charles Somerset, 1st Earl of Worcester and Elizabeth Herbert, 3rd Baroness Herbert. On his father's death on 15 April 1526, he succeeded as the second Earl of Worcester. From his mother, he inherited the title of Baron Herbert.[1]

He married twice:



  1. Burke, John, Burke's genealogical and heraldic history of peerage, baronetage and knightage, (G.P.Putnam's Sons:New York, 1914), 207.
  2. G. E. Cokayne. The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom, Vol. VIII, G. Bell & sons, 1898. pg 200. Google eBook
  3. Douglas Richardson. Plantagenet Ancestry, pg 801.
  4. Douglas Richardson. Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. I, p. 551.
  5. Questier, Michael C., Catholicism and community in early modern England, (Cambridge University Press, 2006), 68.
  6. Williams, William, The parliamentary history of the principality of Wales, (1895), p. 121: Arthur Collin's peerage has him die at Pinkie or Musselburgh in 1547.
  7. History of Parliament Online article by P.S. Edwards.
Peerage of England
Preceded by
Charles Somerset
Earl of Worcester
5th creation
Succeeded by
William Somerset
Preceded by
Elizabeth Herbert
Baron Herbert

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