Bastien Le Seney
Bastien Le Seney came to England from Normandy in 1537 and was naturalized in 1541. He was employed by Henry VIII, principally as a clockmaker or keeper, and in 1546 was in charge of the Westminster Palace clock. His only known surviving instrument is an astrolabe carrying a wrongly executed coat-of-arms for Henry VIII. He died in about 1549.

For instruments by Bastien Le Seney, see:
   Astrolabe, Signed by Bastien Le Seney, London, circa 1545 (London, BM)


C. Jagger, Royal Clocks: The British Monarchy and its Timekeepers 1300-1900, (London, 1983), pp. 8 and 309; D. Starkey (ed.), Henry VIII: a European Court in England (London, 1991), p. 152

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