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!
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.