Disputed Successions- Tudor Monarchy and Government, 1509-88

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  • The Disputed Successions
    • Henry VIII
      • First Marriage- 1509
        • Only child was Princess Mary
        • Needed Papal dispensation
        • Married brother's widow
      • Marriage to Anne Boleyn- 1533
        • Mary removed from succession
          • Sent to wait upon Elizabeth
          • Bastardised
        • Elizabeth born- Sept 1533
        • No Male Heir produced
          • Anne executed- May 1536
      • Marriage to Jane Seymour- May 1536
        • Second Act of Succession- June 1536
          • Mary and Elizabeth bastardised
        • Edward born- 12th Oct 1536
          • Jane died in childbirth
        • Third Act of Succession- 1544
          • Mary and Elizabeth restored to succession
      • Tried to prevent future succession changes
        • Treason Act- 1547
      • Motivations
        • Male Heir
        • Perpetuating Dynasty
        • Prestige and Honour
    • Mary I
      • Did not change succession
        • Dynasty more important
      • Wanted to preserve Catholic restoration
      • Could not concieve a child
    • Edward VI
      • Mary next in line to throne
        • Edward wanted to prevent Mary from inheriting the throne
        • Conditions of Treason Act- 1537
      • Device of Succession- 1533
        • Jane Grey next in line for the throne
        • Mary disinherited
        • Jane Grey pronounced Queen following Edward's death
      • Motivations
        • Religion
          • Edward was Protestant
          • Preventing return of Catholicism which would happen under Mary
          • Desire to protect Protestant policies

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