Edward VI in control?

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  • Was Edward in Control?
    • Religion
      • Didn't believe the 1st Prayer Book was reformed enough
      • Made Mary submit to the new religion
      • Supported the black rubric
    • Succession
      • Deliberately excluded Mary
      • Wanted a protestant heir
      • Names LJG as heir
    • Personal
      • Refused to help Somerset in Windsor
        • Pretended to be ill
        • Resulted in fall of Somerset
      • Was interested in war and fortification
    • Government
      • Age of majority was lowered from 18 to 16
      • Regularly attended Privy Council meetings
      • Refused to let conservatives serve him
      • Wanted King as head of Government
      • Produced reports on his findings
    • Somerset
      • Had control of the dry stamp
      • Bills & documents passed were only valid WITH Somerset's signature too
    • Northumberland
      • Kept Edward's death a secret for 2 days
      • Married his son, Guildford Dudley, to LJG
        • Lack of succession control
    • As he got older, he was more aware of politics and took part
    • Played a larger role in finance than foreign policy
    • Remained a figurehead for the Church and monarchy
  • Little intervention on foreign policy
    • Was Edward in Control?
      • Religion
        • Didn't believe the 1st Prayer Book was reformed enough
        • Made Mary submit to the new religion
        • Supported the black rubric
      • Succession
        • Deliberately excluded Mary
        • Wanted a protestant heir
        • Names LJG as heir
      • Personal
        • Refused to help Somerset in Windsor
          • Pretended to be ill
          • Resulted in fall of Somerset
        • Was interested in war and fortification
      • Government
        • Age of majority was lowered from 18 to 16
        • Regularly attended Privy Council meetings
        • Refused to let conservatives serve him
        • Wanted King as head of Government
        • Produced reports on his findings
      • Somerset
        • Had control of the dry stamp
        • Bills & documents passed were only valid WITH Somerset's signature too
      • Northumberland
        • Kept Edward's death a secret for 2 days
        • Married his son, Guildford Dudley, to LJG
          • Lack of succession control
      • As he got older, he was more aware of politics and took part
      • Played a larger role in finance than foreign policy
      • Remained a figurehead for the Church and monarchy
  • Little influence on his own servants

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