The Tudors

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The Tudors

by Mandy Barrow

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Roamn Britain
Saxon Britain
Viking Britain
Norman Britain
Tudor Britain
Victorian Britain
World War Two
500 BC
AD 43
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King Edward VI
(reigned 1547-1553)


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( Lady Jane Grey reigned as Queen for just 9 days.)

  • Edward VlAge 10-16.
  • Son of Henry VIII and Jane Seymour.
  • Unmarried.
  • Died from consumption.
  • Buried in Westminster Abbey.

Edward was the only son of Henry VIII.

Edward VI became king at the age of nine upon the death of his father, Henry Vlll. He was known as 'The Boy King'. His mother was Jane Seymour, Henry Vlll's third wife.

Edward was a sickly child and the country was run by his protectors: firstly, the Duke of Somerset, his mother's brother, then by the Duke of Northumberland.

Edward enjoyed reading about battles and writing Greek.

Edward died at the age of 16 in 1553.

Lady Jane Grey

Jane Grey granddaughter of Henry 8th younger sister Mary whose daughter Francis married Henry Grey.

Henry 8th had specified that in the event of Edward dying early that firstly his  daughter Mary should reign and secondly is daughter Elizabeth, but Edward changed it on his deathbed.

While Edward was still alive his ministers persuaded him to make a will naming Lady Jane Grey his successor to the throne. She was a Protestant unlike Edward's half sister Mary (Henry VIII's eldest daughter) who was Catolic. The ministers wanted to keep England a Protestant country. Lady Jane Grey ruled for only 9 days before Mary had her arrested and later executed.

Who was the next King or Queen?

Edward's sister, Mary inherited the throne. She was the daughter of Henry VIII and Katharine of Aragón.

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