Edward VI
Updated: 4/20/2020
Edward VI
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  • Edward VI was born on 12 October 1537 to King Henry VIII and his 3rd wife Jane Seymour who subsequently died after giving birth to him.
  • He's cute and all but the only wife that has given you a a son is about to die!
  • He looks just like you!
  • Finally! A boy!
  • Edward VI becomes King at the age of 9 in 1547 with his uncle Edward Seymour establishing himself as protector.
  • Can I rename a day of the week to Edwarday?
  • Really that's going to be mine?
  • Can I ban schoolwork?
  • Oh god how did I get myself into this?
  • The archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Cranmer was intent on making England a truly Protestant state, supported by the young king. An English Prayer Bookwas issued in 1549 with an Act of Uniformity to enforce it.
  • So what do you think, your highness?
  • Sure, why not?
  • Any way we can ban schoolwork with this?
  • You have a deal!
  • Peasants in the West Country revolted in protest against thePrayer Book. France also declared war on England.
  • France is declaring war on England!
  • Guys did you hear?!
  • Not now, Jimmy!
  • #peasantslivesmatter
  • We hate the Prayer Book!
  • With Edward VI terminally ill, John Dudley, 'Duke of Northumberland', determined that his religious reforms should not be undone,so he persuaded Edward to approve a new order of succession so that Lady Jane Grey assumed the throne after Edward.
  • I'll take that as a yes!
  • Why doesn't Jane Grey take over the throne when... I mean IF you die?
  • ......
  • Edward died on 6 July 1553. However,Jane was only queen for a few days until, with overwhelming popular support, Mary tookthe throne.
  • Our real queen!
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