Undermining Royal Power Faction and Religion under Henry and Edward

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  • Undermining Royal Power Faction and Court Politics
    • Faction (Ed)
      • Somerset
        • personal ambition
          • had attempted to marry Elizabeth
          • Dry stamp and H's will showed little regard for King's wishes
            • Reformists
              • mumpsimus sumpsimus. last speech to Parl. damning irrelevant religious quarrels
                • Conservatives
                  • initially = in control BUT CH...
                    • Surrey and Norfolk
                      • personal ambition = downfall, not religion = obstacle to rule
                        • initially = in control BUT CH...
                          • Surrey and Norfolk
                            • personal ambition = downfall, not religion = obstacle to rule
                  • factional struggles clearly irritating. devoid of point of council
                • Edward's council = 16 members = reform majority
                  • Dry stamp and H's will showed little regard for King's wishes
                    • Reformists
                      • mumpsimus sumpsimus. last speech to Parl. damning irrelevant religious quarrels
                        • Conservatives
                          • factional struggles clearly irritating. devoid of point of council
                        • Edward's council = 16 members = reform majority
                • took Ed. to Hampton court + ordered all soldiers out of London
              • Religion
                • was Strongly Protestant but religious legislation = cautious
                  • 1547 Royal Injunctions to preach in English
                    • Act of 6 articles repealed = no doctrine
                  • 1st prayer book not until Dec. 1548. ONLY ceremonial change. ie. purgatory = ?, worship o sts not banned
                    • lack o clarity. more about preserving OWN power i.e. no revolts...didn't work...
            • Northumberland
              • Religion
                • although made Protestant measures religious beliefs = enigma. political animal
                  • Jan. 1552 2nd Book of Common Prayer
                    • April. 2nd Act of Uniformity (enforced)
                • alligned w/ Cons. to overthrow Somerset -> Prot. on deathbed = Catholic.
                  • personal ambition
                    • W/ William Paulet ruled King's council. WP proclaimed 5 religious changes...
                    • after S' fall put friend's in Council ie. Thomas Grey
                    • Somerset was friend had helped w/ will
              • personal ambition
                • W/ William Paulet ruled King's council. WP proclaimed 5 religious changes...
                • after S' fall put friend's in Council ie. Thomas Grey
                • Somerset was friend had helped w/ will
            • Conservatives
              • held little sway cos. Ed = so strong Prot. existed but exiled from court
              • opposed  S' proposal of new council after K's rebellion
                • accused S of Kidnapping King
            • controversies undermine influence
          • Faction (H)
            • Cromwell's fall
              • externally about religion... Norfolk said harbouring Prots in Calais
              • faction manipulated... seemed above it
                • w/in 1 year Henry mourning loss of most effective advisor
                • gardiner was involved = religious angle...

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