Unit 2: Government and faction 1539-53

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  • Unit 2: Government and faction 1539-53
    • Key events: Act of Six Articles, Henry's marriages to Anne of Cleves, Catherine Parr and Catherine Howard, war with Scotland/France, Edward VI, Somerset and Northumberland in power, Western/Kett's rebellions
    • Conservatives defeated at end of Henry's reign, reformist faction and Somerset controlled new King
    • Somerset's style of government ignored Council
      • Unpopular
    • Northumberland courted popularity in the Council
      • restored financial position of the Crown
      • tried and failed to secure Protestant succession


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