Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 27. Chapters: Edward VI of England, Nicholas Ridley, Rock School, Christs Hospital railway station, RoyalMorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.
Pages: 27. Chapters: Edward VI of England, Nicholas Ridley, Rock School, Christs Hospital railway station, Royal Mathematical School, Charity school, Bluecoat, Libera Me, Bluecoat school, The Doyle School of Design and Technology, Old Blues RFC, The Salters School of Chemistry, Christs Hospital Band. Excerpt: Edward VI (12 October 1537 - 6 July 1553) became King of England and Ireland on 28 January 1547 and was crowned on 20 February at the age of nine. The son of Henry VIII and Jane Seymour, Edward was the third monarch of the Tudor dynasty and Englands First Monarch that was raised as a Protestant.
During Edwards reign, the realm was governed by a Regency Council, because he never reached maturity. The Council was led by his uncle Edward Seymour, 1st Duke of Somerset, (1547-1549), and then by John Dudley, 1st Earl of Warwick, (1550-1553), who later became Duke of Northumberland. Edwards reign was marked by economic problems and social unrest that, in 1549, erupted into riot and rebellion.
An expensive war with Scotland, at first successful, ended with military withdrawal from there and Boulogne-sur-Mer in exchange for peace. The transformation of the Anglican Church into a recognisably Protestant body also occurred under Edward, who took great interest in religious matters. Although Henry VIII had severed the link between the Church of England and Rome, he never permitted the renunciation of Catholic doctrine or ceremony. It was during Edwards reign that Protestantism was established for the first time in England with reforms that included the abolition of clerical celibacy and the Mass and the imposition of compulsory services in English.
The architect of these reforms was Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury, whose Book of Common Prayer has proved lasting. In February 1553, at age 15, Edward fell ill. When his sickness was...