List of prominent figures during the reign of Edward VI

Brief summary of the most prominent figures during the reign of Edward VI, with brief biographies of each figure.

NB this is very brief (shouldn't be used as only source of revision)

Mainly created because many of the most prominent figures had numerous titles, so it is a reference point if one is confused about who a particular person is.

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List of prominent figures during the
reign of Edward VI
Henry Fitzalan, Earl of Arundel ­
Catholic and Conservative nobleman involved in the 1549 coup against
Northumberland but was eventually expelled from the council.

John Cheke ­
Edward's tutor, whose protestant views influenced the King.

Richard Cox ­

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Genry landowner who led rebels into Norwich.

Hugh Latimer ­
Protestant preacher whose sermons `set the tone for reform at court'.

William Paget ­
Secretary of Henry and close friend of Somerset. Deserted Somerset during
the 1549 coup in return for peerage.

Thomas Palmer ­
Supporter of Dudley whose evidence…

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Edward's half sister, daughter of Anne Boleyn, who remained on good terms
with him, despite her association with Thomas Seymour, who shared some
tutors with him and shared his Protestant views.

Mary Tudor ­
Edward's elder half sister, daughter of Catherine of Aragon, who was
committed to Catholicism. She defied…

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Based on the `Biographies' section of `Edward VI, The Lost King of England' by
Chris Skidmore


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